Posted: Sep 12, 2011 5:30 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana SPCA wants to spay or neuter more than 2,300 stray cats in New Orleans' Algiers neighborhood over the next two years.
The organization estimates more than 9,000 stray cats live on New Orleans' west bank, and says nearly one-quarter of the cats brought to its shelter are from the two Algiers zip codes.
Last year, 156 of that neighborhood's feral cats were spayed or neutered through a Trap-Neuter-Return program that charges $25 for the surgery and vaccinations.
The SPCA says it has a grant from PetSmart Charitites that will let it offer free spay or neuter surgeries on cats caught in the 70114 and 70131 zip codes.