The Spay Neuter Clinic at Daviess County Animal Care & Control continues to be a great success story.
Director Ashley Thompson says the cat adoption rate has increased 18 percent from 2021 to 2022. One big factor has been the ability to spay and neuter trapped, feral community cats.
Before the clinic was built, it was difficult to secure enough Spay/Neuter appointments for all of the cats that were surrendered and/or picked up by Animal Control.
Thompson says the euthanasia rate has decreased 9 percent from 2021 to 2022. However, the department will have an even more accurate picture in January 2024 to compare a full year’s numbers, as the Spay Neuter Clinic only operated from September – December in 2021.
Thompson believes the total intake numbers will decrease over time, as more public cats are spayed and neutered.
Watch the update with County Veterinarian Dr. Julie Gray.