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62 FRIDAY, MARCH 27- MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette to offer urgeries for pay nd neuter roaming in-April During the month of April, the proach and getting the cats fLxed improving the health of the cat Delaware SPCA will offer no-cost now, the Delaware SPCA will by reducing the risk of certain spay and neuter surgeries, plus help lessen the impact of the reproductive cancers and infec- free rabies vaccinations as part of coming kitten season, tions. Community Cat, PetSmart Chari- Spaying and neutering is one "Female cats can have as ties' spay and neuter campaign to of the most effective ways to many as three litters a year, and alter free-roaming cats. If left un- reduce the homeless pet popu- kittens can breed as young as altered, unowned feral and stray lation and is safe for kittens as four months old," says Jennifer cats produce large quantities of young as eight to 10 weeks old, Scheidt, DVM, Delaware SPCA. unwanted kittens each spring, according to the American Vet- "Most people don't want to see flooding local animal shelters erinary Medical Association. the cats they're feeding get preg- and leading to higher euthanasia Spaying a female cat before the nant over and over again, so our rates. By taking a proactive ap- first heat cycle can be beneficial, Community Cat campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to For more information or caretakers of free-roaming cat to schedule an appointment, colonies to catch and sterilize anyone interested should call their cats." 302-856-6361. This special free rate is avail- PetSmart Charities' Commu- able to all residents of New nity Cat campaign will provide Castle and Sussex counties. $634,692 to spay and neuter clin- Residents feeding free-roaming ics across the United States to cats who wish to take advantage fund affordable, high-quality of this offer must mention the spay and neuter surgeries for Community Cat campaign when 13,713 free-roaming cats during scheduling their appointment, the month of April. Appointments are based on avail- For more information go to ability, Spring flea market set at Seaside Nature Center in Lewes The Friends of Cape Henlopen of the flea market. The bike barn public education about the park State Park will hold their annual volunteers say they are a good and believe that education leads flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., deal. to appreciation, conservation, Saturday, April 11, at the Seaside Anyone wishing to donate an and preservation. In addition Nature Center in the park. item in good condition may drop to their educational activities, Friends' flea markets always it off at the Seaside Nature Cen- Friends volunteers participate in have a robust selection of mer- ter from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, a monthly Trails Day and a vari- chandise as well as Friends of April 10. Clothing is not being ety of other activities in the park. Cape Henlopen State Park logo accepted or sold. Finally, Friends raise money for T-shirts and caps in a variety of The Friends of Cape Henlo- specific park projects such as the colors and sizes as well as mini- pen State Park is a nonprofit bike barn, the renovation of the kites. Bicycles may be borrowed organization made up of vol- Hawk Watch and the new play- free of charge at the bike barn unteers who donate their time ground. For more information, go adjacent to the Seaside Nature to promote one of the crown to www.friendsofcapehenlopen. Center. In addition, a number of jewels of Delaware's state parks, org, email or bicycles will be for sale as part They are strongly committed to call 302-858-6t27. w~vw, c)ngiemo~.)nphotogrc~pl ~er corn (?07 8z 1 551.