Flagler Cats hosted the annual Fur Ball fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 17.
A female feral cat, as young as 12 weeks old, can have an average litter of five kittens in a nine week gestation period. Those offspring could theoretically have five of their own given the same period of time. With this process, in seven years’ time the original female cat could have been the source for another 400,000. Flagler Cats holds the Fur Ball fundraising event every year, to help fund the continued efforts to control the county’s feral cat population, this year raising $10,000. The Fur Ball was held at the Grand Club Pine Lakes Golf Course Saturday, Oct. 17.
“To spay or neuter and release is the only humane way to control the overpopulation of feral cats.”
-Flagler Cats Executive Director Mari Molina
Flagler Cats successfully controls the overpopulation of cats in this county in a humane way: catch, neuter and release. Throughout the whole month of October, to celebrate the National Feral Cat Day, Flagler Cats is offering free same day spay and neuter to all feral and community cats from Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. John’s County. Flagler Cats is a non-profit organization and has spayed or neutered over 6,000 cats within Flagler and the surrounding county’s since beginning in 2004. In 11 years the county has seen a significant decrease in the feral cat population from using the humane Trap-Neuter-Return method. For more information, visit flaglercats.org.