Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) is celebrating their 10,000th surgery. It’s actually 10,417 as of January 11th, 2017.
This high number is part of an aggressive plan to cut down on pet overpopulation. With animals bred at the rate that they are, there will always be a need for animal shelters. If shelters are always full, that could lead to homeless pets or euthanasia.
That is where spay and neuters come in. GCHS has been patterning with many organizations to keep the population of pets down.
“We work with many different rescue [teams] in the community. And with trap, neuter and return (TNR) organizations,” said Jennifer Galloway, CEO of Gulf Coast Humane Society.
GGHS enters neighborhoods, takes in feral cats, and spay/neuters them before sending them out into the wild. One instance was a drop off from ‘ Fortunate Ferals ’ That organization dropped off 50 cats, and GCHS neuter/spayed them, and returned them.
GCHS has been very busy, with a record high of 5481 surgeries in 2017. They hope to go even farther and perform 6000 surgeries in 2018.
If you want to know more about Gulf Coast Humane Society, visit their website .