Greenville County Animal Care Services have now updated the number of cats and dogs who made it out of the shelter last week during a massive adoption event, and also announced a TNR (trap, neuter, return) special, their Facebook page reported on September 10.
"Thank you community! In the last week we had 203 dogs and puppies go home or to rescue.....199 cats and kittens go home or to rescue.... and over 150 animals go into foster care. Please keep this momentum going and remind all your friends to spay/neuter!"
The event followed the shelter being closed to the public between August 24-September 3, due to a single case of canine influenza. The shelter implemented new health precautions after specialists from Atlanta suggested the shelter quarantine all dogs and disinfect the entire shelter.
Cat adoptions resumed on September 3, and all cats and kittens adopted or rescued by September 7 had the adoption fees waved. Dogs, although kept in the shelter until September 7, were allowed to be pre-adopted for only $25.
Now the shelter is running a special price for spay/neuter on feral cats and kittens. For just $25.00, you can drop off felines any time Monday - Thursday at their clinic from 8am - 11am. The must come in feral humane traps. The shelter encourages the community to help reduce the numbers of unwanted kittens/cats by spaying and neutering the feral cats in their community.
Since many, many feral cats and kittens are brought into the shelters daily, TNR is the only method shown to help reduce the number of feral cats in the Greenville area.
Turning in stray and feral cats to a shelter and not returning them to their place of origin means more will show up to take their place. TNR allows the cats to be returned to the neighborhood where they live, where they're now vaccinated and can no longer reproduce.
Kudos to those in the community who answered the call and came out to adopt, rescue or foster. Your efforts enabled more than 500 unwanted pets to leave Greenville County Animal Care Services.