Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 27, 2013 11:21 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Martha Otto and Karen Jarvis of the Knox County Humane Society stopped at the Farmer’s Breakfast last week to deliver the message that the humane society is offering reduced-rate spay and neutering for barn cats.


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With help from a grant from Pet Smart, the service is actually available to all Knox County cat owners for $10. Barn cats are defined as feral cats (born and raised in the wild) or under-socialized cats that prefer little to no human contact, or they may be friendly cats that just cannot adjust to an in-home environment.

“In February, we spayed and neutered 180 cats. Last April we did 99 kittens in one afternoon,” stated Jarvis.

She added, “We’re working hard this year to be proactive.”

Live traps are available for true barn or feral cats that will not tolerate human contact. The traps are availalbe for a small refundable fee. Multiple cats of a single owner are welcomed.

The Humane Society is located at 400 Columbus Road

Contact Rhonda Bletner

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