Local volunteers pitched in to hel the Spay Pasco project help lower our feral cat population. Becky Jones helped reduce the feral cat population in Pasco County by persauding  her nearly 70-year-old mother to sit in a cage to get donation. Amy Grief and Eddie Hermann also jumped into the act to help the volunteer effort.

Jones, practice manager for the San Antonio Animal Hospital and a board member for Spay Pasco, helped kick off the effort  to raise money. They set up a cage at Spay Pasco's booth at the Dade City Cruise-In on April 5.

This will be Spay Pasco's first time setting up a booth at the Cruise-In, which has antique cars and food and vendors from 3 to 8 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in downtown Dade City. Spay Pasco project began last summer and has a goal of spaying and neutering all the feral cats in eastern Pasco. It has more volunteers  and its own building on the grounds of the animal hospital.  

Dr. Diana Joyner-Mattox founded Spay Pasco and she volunteers her time every Friday to do the spay and neuter surgeries. Volunteers trap and transport the cats to the hospital.  Spay Pasco is  focusing on feral cat colonies in eastern Pasco, it will later include cats and dogs across the county and will work toward legislation aimed at getting the stray animal population to zero. Money raised for the local volunteers is earmarked for San Antonio area.

To make a donation or  learn more about SpayPasco visit their website at www.spaypasco.com