Residents of Sumner County can have cats spayed or neutered free until Oct. 31 at the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance Clinic located at 720 Blythe Ave. in Gallatin. This offer is for pet cats, stray cats and feral cats. It includes the spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, FVRCP vaccine, de-worming, pain medication and an overnight stay at the clinic.
“This is the answer to cat overpopulation and homelessness in our community. If Sumner County residents will put in the effort to transport cats to our clinic, we will spay/neuter and vaccinate totally free of charge thanks to generous grant funding from PetSmart Charities,” said Sara Felmlee, executive director of the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance.
The county-wide program is supported by a $49,472 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.
“We are thrilled to support this proactive approach to reduce the homeless cat population in Sumner County,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “The efforts of this passionate organization to provide affordable spay/neuter and wellness services will benefit cats in the community, as well as the people who care for them.”
At this time, only 37 percent of cats entering the animal control facility will be reclaimed or adopted.
“Spaying and neutering is the most humane and effective way to stabilize and reduce the cat population. It also results in healthier cats and less nuisance behavior,” said Felmlee.
The Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance also has humane traps available for those hard to catch stray and feral cats.
To schedule an appointment, call 615-452-2233 or visit www.sumnerspayneuteralliance.org.
The mission of the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance is to reduce the shelter intake and euthanasia of dogs and cats by making high quality, low cost spay/neuter services available to all residents of our community.