Learn about volunteering with Haywood Spay/Neuter

Haywood Animal Welfare Association
182 Richland St., #1, Waynesville
Connie Hewitt
Mar 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

If you are looking for a satisfying volunteer experience, come meet with Haywood Spay/Neuter’s TNR coordinator and staff to find out what’s in store for you.

Saturday, March 25th from 9 to 11 am

182 Richland St., Waynesville, NC 28786


The speaker: Our own Susan Kumpf, who started the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in 2009 will talk about TNR and the benefits to the Community from the on-going program.

To peak your interest; When TNR started in 2009, 1811 cats were taken to the shelter and 1,147 were euthanized.  Many of these cats were “community cats”.  These are free roaming cats that may have been lost, dumped or perhaps never socialized. Often, kind hearted individuals begin feeding stray cats but soon find themselves overwhelmed as the one or two they started with quickly multiply. Kittens as young as four months can get pregnant.  Since 2009, Haywood Spay Neuter’s TNR program has fixed 5,332 “community cats”.  Intake for cats at the shelter fell to 692 last year!

The calls are still coming in from people asking for help with “community cats”.  Haywood Spay/Neuter has grant money to fix and vaccinate them for free, but we need more volunteers to help in this effort.  It is estimated that there are at least 3,000 plus “community cats” still roaming unfixed. “Please join us on March 25th.  We’ll have coffee and donuts ready and waiting.  We’ll share our experiences and help you and learn more about helping “community cats”.  And we’ll tell you all you want to know about Haywood Spay/Neuter in general,” said Donna Murray, TNR coordinator. “We’d love to meet you.”

For more information call 452-1329 or stop by the HS/N office at 182 Richland Street, Waynesville, and Office hours are 11-5 Tues thru Friday.