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Major decline in number of strays coming to Prince George SPCA

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This chart shows the number of cats surrendered to the Prince George SPCA every year from 2006 to 2012.

The SPCA in Prince George is receiving less than half the numbers of cats and dogs thatn they were seven years. Marcie Moriarty is the SPCA's chief prevention and enforcement officer and she says there are many factors, but cites one initiative in particular. "I think that there's many factors, but I think that one that is unique to the Prince George is that back in 2005 we opened up a low-cost spay neuter clinic, recognizing a great need in the community... and I think that's definitely contributed to the decline, especially in the numbers on the kitten and puppy side."

Moriarty also says education is a key component of the society's work, and wants to continue to work to educate people about how best to care for their pets.

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