By Molly Daly

Philadelphia (CBS) – Thanks to a grant from Petsmart Charities, the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees is offering free spay/neuter services for cats in several South Jersey communities.

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The two-year grant aims to provide free spay/neuter services to 3,000 cats. Who qualifies?

“Anyone who lives in the targeted areas — Bellmawr, Lindenwold, Voorhees and all of the towns making up Gloucester Township.”

The Animal Welfare Association’s Christie Rogero says getting a cat fixed can save lives.

“Spaying and neutering is amazingly important for reducing the number of animals that die in shelters. People don’t realize — ‘my cat had kittens, I gave away the kittens.’ You don’t know what happened to those kittens. Were those kittens fixed, or are they reproducing?”

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And if you don’t live in the qualifying communities, the AWA offers low-cost services.

“A cat can be spayed for $75 or neutered for $50,” says Rogero.

To find out more, call 856-424-2288 or visit

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