Homeless and free-roaming cats will be the topic of discussion next month, after the District of Maple Ridge gave $35,000 towards fixing of felines during the next three years.
Maple Ridge SPCA and Katie's Place shelter are hosting the discussion at Hammond Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Cat that aren't spayed or neutered often experience more health problems than those that aren't fixed, said Maple Ridge SPCA shelter manager Mark Vosper.
The problem cats are "a mix of stray cats, feral cats, and cats that roam," Vosper said. In order to combat problems with cats that aren't fixed, animal groups need to make a plan and draw a map.
"We need to find out where the problems are," Vosper said.
"Let's talk about cats" will take place on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hammond Community Centre, 20601 Westfield Ave. Participants must RSVP as seating is limited. Visit mapleridgecats.eventbrite.ca to RSVP.