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Mount Horeb clinic looks to control cat population

Clinic has already performed nearly 400 procedures

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. - Mount Horeb formally welcomed a new Dane County Humane Society spay and neuter clinic over the weekend.

The state-of-the-art center has already performed more than 370 procedures on both indoor and outdoor cats.

The clinic's veterinarian said the procedures will help reduce the number of stray cats in Dane County.

"You know, estimates range there's between 40 and 80 thousand free roaming cats in Dane County alone," said veterinarian Dr. Diane Care, "So this is a big problem in our county, in our region, and across the country."

The clinic charges spaying or neutering cats at $40.

Care said procedures for males last around 5 minutes, and about 15 minutes for females.

Further proof that local humane societies are dealing with an overflow of cats and kittens: Through Sunday, adoptions for cats are just $5 and just $20 for kittens.

Normally, it costs $125 to take home a kitten.

To pick up an animal in need, head to any one of the five Dane County Humane Society locations.

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