Sarasota, Fla. – (October 24, 2016) – In celebration of having spayed and neutered over 1,000 community cats in the past year, Cat Depot hosted its first ever Neuterpalooza on October 16 in conjunction with Allie Cat Allies’ National Feral Cat Day.
In addition to neutering fifteen pre-selected community cats during Neuterpalooza, children visiting the shelter took part in an educational learning opportunity through the “Master Trapper” game. Other activities included a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (TNVR) information table with clinic and shelter medical staff and volunteers on hand to educate visitors about Community Cats and TNR.
A special thank you to Dr. Eva Ojolick, Rose Durham Cat Care Clinic Veterinarian, and her staff for volunteering their time to perform the fifteen procedures. Dr. Ojolick serves as one of Cat Depot’s clinic veterinarians.
“Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return is no longer viewed as a radical concept. Spaying an outdoor cat is now considered normal. Community participation in this life-saving program has been truly amazing,” says Caroline Resnick, Cat Depot advisory board member and feral cat advocate. “I am proud of Cat Depot’s leading role in the humane care and treatment of feral cats,” she says.
Cat Depot’s Community Cat Program offers free spay and neuter services for free-roaming/feral cats within Sarasota County. Personal pet cats can be spayed or neutered at a reduced cost for residents who meet government low-income guidelines. Each spay/neuter surgery includes a Rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, flea treatment and microchip with a free lifetime registration. To schedule an appointment, please call 941.366.CATS (2287)
About Allie Cat Allies’ National Feral Cat Day
Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001 to raise awareness about feral (also called community) cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and empower and mobilize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. For more information, please visit http://nationalferalcatday.org/about-national-feral-cat-day/
About Cat Depot
Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 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 needed to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cat Depot also operates the Rose Durham Cat Care Clinic, open to the public by appointment only, Mondays-Saturdays. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234. For more information, visit www.catdepot.org, or call (941) 366-2404.