Santa Rosa County Animal Services offers a free community cat spay/neuter program
Santa Rosa County Animal Services has received a $15,000 grant from Petco to purchase medical equipment for the new surgery suite and to spay/neuter 200 community cats!
Beginning Mon., July 12, citizens can register up to three community cats for this program. Citizens must be a Santa Rosa County resident with valid ID, shown at the time of registration. Cats must weigh at least three pounds and be three months of age or older. In addition to spay/neuter, cats will also receive a rabies vaccination, FVRCP vaccination and ear tip. A tipped ear indicates that a community cat has been altered.
"The animal shelter management team and staff are so excited to have received this support from the Petco grant for our community," said Dora Thomason, shelter director "An opportunity to spay and neuter unaltered community cats will bring our community one step closer to reducing pet overpopulation and provide a no cost resource for our residents. I am so grateful for this partnership and opportunity to make a positive impact in our community."
To register, residents must visit the shelter to complete the community cat agreement and schedule a surgery date. Residents are asked to make an appointment
for all visits to the shelter.
Residents are responsible for trapping and transporting cats to and from their appointment at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, 4451 Pine Forest Rd. in Milton. Cats must be secured in a humane trap. Humane traps are available for rent through the shelter with a refundable deposit. Only one cat per trap for the safety of the animal and shelter staff.
For more information, to make an appointment or for tips on trapping community cats, visit santarosa.fl.gov/animals
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