Santa Rosa County Animal Services is hosting a Community Cats Day for Santa Rosa County residents on Wed., Sept. 13 at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter, 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton. Up to 40 stray/feral cats will be accepted for free spay and neutering through community cats program funding.
Participants must be Santa Rosa County residents and are required to show proof of residency in Santa Rosa County. Participants can bring up to three community cats per participant, first come, first served. Cats must be at least three months of age and over 3 lbs, outdoor, unowned, and free-roaming to be eligible for the program. In addition to neutering/spaying, cats will receive a rabies vaccination and ear tip. A tipped ear indicates that a community cat has been altered.
Residents are responsible for trapping and transporting cats to and from the shelter. Cats must be dropped off at the shelter at 8 a.m. and picked up after 9 a.m. the following day after drop off (Thurs., Sept. 14). Cats must be secured in a humane trap that they can stand comfortably in and only one cat per trap. A limited number of traps are available to rent from SRCAS, renters will be charged $65 to take a trap and will be refunded once the trap is returned.
For other pet help resources, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/animals.
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