LARGO - Beginning Monday, May 19, Pinellas County Animal Services is sponsoring a week-long “neuterathon” to help reduce cat overpopulation in county communities.
The shelter is providing free neuters to male cats whose owners reside in Pinellas County and are current on rabies vaccinations and licensing. Rabies vaccinations and licensing can be updated for the cost of $25.
Cats must be contained in a carrier and feral cats must be in traps. The shelter has openings for 100 appointments that week. Appointments can be made on a first come, first served basis by calling 582-2600, option 8.
Neutered male cats reduce unwanted cat litters, health problems in community cats, nuisance urine marking/spraying, fighting and the spread of disease including rabies, feline leukemia and the FIV virus.
Rabies vaccines will also be offered at a reduced fee of $5 with the purchase of a Pinellas County license fee for $20. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.