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Three Long Island Animal Welfare Organizations Teaming Up For "The Big Fix II"

Originally Posted: March 05, 2013

Nicole Barylski

Volunteers are needed for "The Big Fix II" where Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF), Kent Animal Shelter and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will team up to neuter and vaccinate feral cats as part of an ongoing TNR (trap/neuter/return) program. Volunteers will trap the cats at colonies in East Hampton, Southampton and Riverhead Towns, and bring them to the nearest facility for treatment where a veterinarian and a team of volunteers will be waiting to process the cats. Cats will be neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper and an ear tip for future identification.

The first "Big Fix" held in November of 2012 was a success with 74 cats neutered and vaccinated and this time the animal welfare organizations hope to neuter and vaccinate 80 cats. Animal Shelter Supervisor for Southampton Town, Donald Bambrick stated, "TNR is the official policy of the Town of Southampton for feral cats. With cat and kitten numbers at capacity at our shelter, TNR is important to keep feral cats and their offspring out of the shelter."

"The Big Fix II" will take place on Sunday, March, 10, 2013. Those interested in volunteering or with knowledge of an unmanaged colony of cats should contact Rita Del Rey at 631-537-0400 x210 or rita@arfhamptons.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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