Representatives from Cat SNIP made a presentation at the Feb. 13 meeting of Yarmouth municipal council. The organization is making the rounds of local municipal units requesting funds.
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A local organization trying to control the cat population is seeking financial help from the three local municipal units to assist it in its efforts.
Representatives of Operation Cat SNIP appeared before Argyle municipal council Tuesday night to request $750.
The group is seeking a $1,500 contribution from the Municipality of Yarmouth and an identical amount from the Town of Yarmouth.
The need to control the cat population is a serious issue, Kathleen Fitzgerald, the organization’s vice-president, said during her presentation to Argyle council.
Operation Cat SNIP (Spay Neuter is Priority) was formed in January 2012.
The group has “snipped” 100-plus cats and has a waiting list, Fitzgerald said.
“The word has gotten out about us,” she said. “We’re doing fundraising, but it’s not enough.”
The group seems to be turning to the same people for support, she said.
“They can only be stretched so thin,” she told Argyle council during its regular monthly meeting of Feb. 12.
The overpopulation of cats is a problem everywhere, she said, and it’s time to face it and address it.
“We have to stop pretending that we don’t see it,” she said.