Pet Pantry teams up with the city of Dunkirk

The Pet Pantry is teaming up with the city of Dunkirk to help with its Trap Neuter Release program.

Julie McFarland, president of The Pet Pantry said, “The community has been so supportive of us, that we want to give back to the community. We are donating to the TNR program in the city of Dunkirk.”

Everyone who lives in the city knows that there is a huge population of stray/feral cats, so the more money that is available to the program, the more cats that can be spayed/neutered. Even though the cats are returned to where they were trapped, at least they can no longer reproduce.

This program is currently just for the residents of the city of Dunkirk, but there are options for everyone, such as purchasing a voucher from www.friendsofanimals.org – female dog $90, male dog $64, female cat $65, male cat $51. These vouchers are accepted at the Chautauqua County SPCA, located in Jamestown. Another option is Dr. Sarah Johnson of the Westfield Veterinary Hospital offers walk-in hours with reduced prices, and package deals on exams, shots and spays/neuters.

Given the huge task at hand, The Pet Pantry would like to issue a challenge to all business owners and community members to make a donation for this endeavor. Any donation made to this fund through The Pet Pantry is tax deductible and will be used strictly for the TNR program in the city of Dunkirk. Checks can be mailed to The Pet Pantry, 5277 Van Buren Road. , Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048. Write “TNR program” on the check.

If you are aware of any feral cats in your neighborhood, call 785-5183. Leave your name, address and phone number. You will be added to the list and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.