CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- While proposed cat ordinances for Charleston are in question, one group is taking a proactive approach to the city's stray cat issues.
Charleston Regional Spay Neuter Center, a new nonprofit in the Kanawha Valley, is planning to open a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the area.
The center will hold a community interest meeting Tuesday evening to discuss fundraising and volunteer opportunities for its operation.
Penny Skaff, a member of the organization's board of directors, said CRSNC is hoping to gather volunteers to help its fundraising efforts as it searches for either land or a building to house the clinic.
"The more volunteers we have, the easier it will be for everyone to bring this to fruition," Skaff said.
There isn't a low-cost spay/neuter clinic currently located in the Charleston area, according to CRSNC President Lisa Mitchell. Mitchell said many rescuers must transport animals on the two- or three-hour round-trip to Barboursville, which has the closest low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
"To be centrally located in Charleston will make it convenient [and] more likely for some people to take advantage," Mitchell said.
The clinic will enable "people who may be on a fixed income [to have] a low-cost alternative, while still getting good care for their animal," Skaff said.