In order to help control the cat population in the city, Neuter Scooter, a mobile clinic for spaying and neutering cats, will be in Knox beginning on Sunday, April 15th.
At Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok informed members that the exact location of the mobile clinic is not revealed until online registration is completed. He said the organization who offers the service, Public Vet, implemented this procedure because they had problems in the past with people dumping cats off at the site without paying for the services.
The cost per cat is $50 for a domesticated cat. Other services such as rabies vaccinations, flea and ear mite treatment and de-worming are also available for an additional fee.
If a cat is determined to be feral by Neuter Scooter Staff, the cost is $20. If you intend to bring in any feral cats, which are animals that are wild – not just cats that simply live outdoors, visit the organization’s website for more information.
Mayor Estok said that so far a total of 30 male cats and 100 female cats have already been registered. Once online registration is complete, owners are given their arrival time, the location of the clinic and all pre-surgery and transporting instructions.
Registration for the clinic can be completed online at NeuterScooter.com. If you have any additional questions, contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-772-4553.