The mission of Animal Outreach of Shelby County is to help increase the live release rate at the Shelbyville Shelby County Animal Shelter by encouraging responsible pet ownership, promoting spay/neuter programs, and implementing trap/neuter/return (TNR) as a humane solution to the growing stray and feral cat population.
How do we do this?
Implement trap/neuter/return (TNR) as a humane solution to the growing stray and feral cat population:
- providing information and education to the community about humane colony management;
- loaning traps to colony caretakers;
- developing a food bank for registered colonies; and
- facilitating low-cost and free sterilization and vaccination of feral cats.
Responsible pet ownership:
- Prevent relinquishment through access to behavior hotlines, behavior tip sheets, and pet parenting classes;
- Increase percentage of pets with permanent I.D. through affordable microchipping; and
- Facilitate low cost wellness clinics for basic vet care;
Promoting spay/neuter programs:
- Provide spay/neuter services affordable to everyone;
- Increase access to pediatric spay/neuter, reaching pets before they are sexually mature; and
- Engage in aggressive, targeted marketing to reach our intended target populations.