NIAGARA, NY -- The Niagara County SPCA is holding a first-time event this weekend aimed at controlling the community's pet population.
The Niagara County shelter is hosting a "Spay-neuter-a-thon".
A temporary surgical trailer is set up on the Lockport Road property to perform 150 sterilization procedures free of charge on residents' companion and free roaming cats.
Six veterinarians are donating their time and services, but the shelter had to raise about $35,000 to make it happen.
"The Niagara County SPCA didn't have anything to do spay and neuters so all this money is going into the rental of the unit and all the equipment purchased because we didnt have any of that," said Amy Lewis, the shelter's executive director.
The funding for the event came from several local grants and private donations and the 150 free procedures this weekend were all booked in advance.
The Spay neuter-a-thon is a major component of the Niagara County SPCA's No-Kill mission.