ROME,N.Y. --- The R-Cat Program held its largest fundraising event of the year in Rome on Sunday. The program finances the spaying neutering of stray animals to humanely control the stray population across the area.
Their Spayghetti dinner was held at the Stanwix Veterans Club in Rome. The dinner resulted in hundreds of people purchasing meals. Money that goes directly to the program's fund.
Program President Allison Nickerson said 135 meals were pre-paid and dozens came in-person to enjoy a meal.
"It's a significant issue. And Rome just happens to be the area that we are focusing on. The need is overwhelming and it far outways the available resources," said Nickerson.
A basket raffle event was held. Prizes included items such as a pet prize basket as well as lottery tickets. The program would like to thank the Stanwix Veterans club for their hospitality.