GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is offering free spay/neuter clinics for free-roaming cats during the next two weeks, on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23.
The first clinic offered will target those cats trapped in the following ZIP codes:
The intention is to return them to the same environment.
The Feb. 23 clinic is open to anyone residing in Williamson County or cities within the county.
Persons interested in bringing cats to the spay/neuter clinic need to call 512-943-3322 to make an appointment as space is limited to 30 cats per clinic. Cats must be at least three months old.
Cats will be accepted for treatment between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and are to be picked up by 6 p.m.
Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge. Other services will be available at the clinic, including:
- Combo test (feline AIDS/leukemia test): $20
- FVRCP vaccine: $5
- Microchip: $20
- E-collar: $10
- Pain medication: $5
- Cat carrier: $5
Studies have shown that trap-neuter-release is the single most successful method of stabilizing and maintaining healthy, free-roaming cat colonies, at the most cost-effective levels for local government and area residents.
Repeated efforts to exterminate homeless cats have not been as successful as evidenced by the growing numbers of cat populations at large. Costs for these efforts are far higher than providing stable, non-breeding colonies in the same location, according to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is located at 1855 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown. To reach the shelter from Interstate Highway 35, take Exit 259 and go east two miles. The shelter is located on the north side of the road just east of FM 1460.
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