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Animal fund gets $4,000 grant for neutering

Brookhaven Town’s nonprofit animal welfare fund has received a $4,000 grant to aid with spaying and neutering programs.

The grant from the California-based PETCO Foundation will support the spaying and neutering of shelter animals and the trapping, neutering and releasing of feral animals, town officials said. The board voted Tuesday night to accept the grant for Brookhaven’s Help the Animals Fund.

Trap, neuter and release is “a humane method of trapping feral animals, mostly cats” and “releasing them back to the same environment where they were collected,” town officials said in a statement.

The PETCO grant will aid the town in stepping up its efforts to control the feral population, the statement continued.

The animal shelter in Brookhaven hamlet and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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