Our shelter is catching up with the times and trying something new. The TNR (trap, neuter, return) project has already proven to be successful in other parts of the country. Our old method was not working, because we would pick up cats in the same locations year after year. Sadly most of those feral cats were euthanized. A feral cat is a cat that has had no socialization and has reverted back to a wild type state of mind. These cats are not fit for adoption, but they still rely on us for food.
I am happy to pick up your cats and drop them back off to you. You can call me through dispatch 859-292-3622 or message me on Facebook to set it up. If I take them they will get spayed/neutered, tattoo on stomach, rabies and Feline distemper vaccine, and ear tip. The ear tip is where a small tip of the ear is removed while the cat is asleep for surgery. This gives an obvious visual mark to show the cat was already altered. If I catch an ear tipped cat in a trap, I release it where it is immediately. If I see an ear tipped cat, I ignore it, they don’t get impounded.
There are some people that do not want an ear tip, if your cat is always indoors. That’s not a problem. Contact me and I will tell you how to get the free spay/neuter. You will just have to transport to a participating vet and pick up. So please take advantage of the grant and get your cats done. They will be healthier and live longer!
Now what about dogs? UCAN is offering $25. Spay/neuters for dogs! I attached a flyer for them. Also Pit bulls receive a free spay/neuter and rabies vaccine from UCAN. UCAN’s number is 513-762-0130. (I do have to remind Dayton residents there is still a Pit Bull ban in the city)
Our shelter is trying to reduce euthanasia. We can NOT do that without your help. Spaying and neutering your pets, and the strays you take care of literally saves life. So let’s make Bellevue and Dayton a positive model for our county!
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
Dayton Community News