Free spay/neuter for barn cats

There is good news for Pendleton County residents!  Thanks to a grant from the Petco Foundation, residents of Pendleton County can have their barn cats spayed or neutered free of charge. In addition to the spay or neuter surgery, cats will be vaccinated for rabies and have their ears tipped to indicate that they have been altered...all free of charge. Transportation from Pendleton County to the spay/neuter clinic will be on Wednesday, March 31 via the Ohio Alleycat Resource’s Neuterville Express.

This free offer is open to Pendleton County residents’ cats only.  Space is available only while funding lasts, and proof of residency (driver license, lease, utility bill, etc.) must be shown. Cats must arrive for transport in secure carriers. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please call 513-871-0185.

“Pendleton County residents have been very responsive to recent low-cost spay and neuter programs for their family pets. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation, residents can have their outdoor barn cats altered free of charge. While barn cats play an important role in controlling vermin in rural settings, it is important to ensure that they are not contributing to the numbers of unwanted cats in our county. Altering free-roaming outdoor cats will make a tremendous, positive impact on the cat overpopulation in the county,” says Janet Scanlon, president of the Humane Society of Northern Kentucky.

The mission of the Humane Society of Northern Kentucky, Inc. (HSNK) is to end companion-animal homelessness in Northern Kentucky, and to improve the lives of companion animals in our community through education and low-cost spay and neuter programs.