Spay & Neuter Abandoned Cats & Kittens
P.O. Box 121, Sunbury, OH 43074
- Most pounds and shelters are not required by law to document how many animals they take in or kill each year. This means that they do not have to account for how donor or taxpayer dollars are spent.
- More than 80% of Americans believe that leaving a stray cat outside to live out her life is more humane than having the cat caught and killed.
- Kittens born to feral and stray mothers can be adopted if socialized at an early age.
- Feral and stray cats live outdoors full-time. These cats live where they can find food and shelter.They avoid close contact with almost all humans.
- Stray cats are lost or abandoned house pets who can be adopted into a new family.
- It is a myth that cats can successfully fend for themselves.
- SNACK believes euthanasia is an ineffective, cruel, and costly approach to the problem of feline overpopulation. Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is a humane approach which stabilizes the population and allows the cats to live out their natural lives.
- With TNR, nuisance cat behaviors associated with breeding (e.g. spraying urine, fighting, roaming and yowling) are greatly reduced.
- Removing feral cats (or any animal) from their territory does not work. New cats move in and begin to repopulate the area. TNR is the only effective and humane method of controlling free-roaming, feral/stray cat population.
- Ear-tipping is the universal symbol indicating a cat has been spayed or neutered and is from a managed cat colony. The ear-tipping procedure removes the tip of the cat's left ear. It is done while the cat is under anesthesia so there is no pain.
- The approximate cost for spay/neuter surgery, ear-tipping, and rabies vaccination is $70-100 per cat.