• Cat Depot Recipient of Florida Animal Friend Grant

    Backyard Sterilization Program Offers Free Spay/Neuter


    Sarasota, Fla. – (January 12, 2017) – Cat Depot is pleased to announce it is the recipient of $25,000 from the Florida Animal Friend spay/neuter license plate grant. Funding will provide free spay/neuter services for personally-owned and community cats as part of Cat Depot’s Backyard Sterilization Program which covers zip codes 34232, 34234, and 34237. Recipients must meet government low income guidelines to receive services for personally-owned animals. There are no income requirements for community cats.


    Each spay/neuter will include basic vaccines (Rabies and FCVRP), a flea treatment, and microchip with free lifetime registration. Community cats will receive a mandatory ear-tip. To schedule an appointment, please call (941) 366-2404, extension 320, or email spayandneuter@catdepot.org.


    “Unsterilized cats are the greatest source of cat overpopulation. Spaying or neutering cats will impact unwanted kittens and move us one step closer to resolving our overpopulation problem,” said Shelley Thayer, Executive Director. “Recipients may also be able to receive food from our Community Food Bank.”


    Cat Depot, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day.


    About Cat Depot

    Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234. For more information, visit www.catdepot.org, or call (941) 366-2404.