Knox County Commission Will Begin to Decide Next Week on What to Do With the Cats!

Next week, Knox County Commission will vote on First Reading an ordinance to create or allow a Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return program for feral and stray cats in Knox County.


First, let’s define feral and stray.

A feral cat is one that is too poorly socialized to be handled and therefore cannot be placed in a home as a pet.

A stray cat is a currently or recently owned cat who is lost or abandoned.

Over 10 years, one female cat and a single litter can produce 80 million cats. This Young-Williams animal center program will permantly reduce our stray cat population.

The way it works is cats are brought to young-Williams by Animal Control or Helpful Citizens or Community Cate caretakers. They are held from 3 days, if the cat is microchipped, they are held 5 days and the owners are contacted. The healthy cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, safely ear tipped and returned to where they were found.

Kittens or geriatric cats, injured and feeble cats and declawed cats are treated spay/neutered, microchipped and offered for adoption.

Its that easy.


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  1. Carolyn says:

    I agree that they should receive shots..and be neutered …. there are way too many cats and kittens and seems like not enough people that can properly care for them. But I think neutering and shots should be done on a sliding income scale for the families that would like to have one. Right now I have a neighbor who has three that she loves more then herself yet she is a hermit and all three cats are in need of their shots. I hate to say but had to turn over our two cats hoping for adoptions because I found out was highly allergic to them.