Five Feline Questions To Ask Your Friends & Neighbors
Do you have cats or kittens that can get pregnant or impregnate females?
Do you have a cat that you do not want to have babies?
Do you have a cat that you want to keep healthier, live a lot longer and stop those middle of the night screaming mating calls?
Do you have a cat that is stinking up your property by spraying to mark his territory (normal, intact male cat behavior that can often be eliminated by neutering)?
Do you have a barn cat, porch cat, or yard cat that you can put in a carrier?
If you answered YES to any question above, Monroe County Residents can get a FREE voucher to “fix” their cat at the SNAP voucher issue session on Saturday March 7 at the Sweetwater City Hall, 203 Monroe Street from 10 to 11am.
It is very important to “fix” a cat/kitten before it comes in heat this Spring. A 6-month kitten can become pregnant.
SNAP spay/neuter vouchers will be issued for dogs, too. Residents can pick up multiple vouchers.
All voucher recipients will need to complete and sign a questionnaire stating which of the seven low income criteria apply to their family.
Other SNAP voucher issue sessions are scheduled on the following Saturdays:
- Mar 7th 2015 at Sweetwater City Hall: 10am – 11am
- Apr 11th 2015 at Madisonville Cora Veal Senior Center: 10am – 11am
- May 9th 2015 at Sweetwater City Hall; 10am – 11am
- Jun 13th 2015 at Sweetwater City Hall; 10am – 11am
SNAP must obtain funds to pay for the s/n surgeries. About 80% of funding is provided by grants to SNAP from several foundations. The other 20% is provided by Monroe County Friends of Animals, pet owner donations and public donations.
Funding to pay for the vouchers issued in 2015 will be provided by grants from PetSmart ® Charities, Bernice Barbour Foundation, Thornton S. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation (Harry W & Carolyn W Galbraith Fund), Bissell Pet Foundation, Wal-Mart Foundation, Humane Society of United States’ Lowell Fund, Monroe County Friends of Animals, Radio Systems Corporation/PetSafe, American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and TN Dept of Health-animal friendly license plate program..