On May 24, Channel 16, local television channel, featured Deb Bloss, Leslie Ramalho, and Judy Swinson, from Citrus County Animal Services, and two very special guests, Callie and Sundae*, sister cats from our Meet the Match Cat Room, as part of their morning programming.
During the television interview, Mary Lee Johnson with Snippet was thanked for implementing a new program called Second Chance Fosters, getting veterinarians and their staff involved to help Animal Services with the seasonal overflow of mamma cats and kittens. A special thank you to area veterinarians utilized by Snippet; Countryside Animal Clinic in Beverly Hills, TLC Animal Hospital in Inverness, and Crystal River Animal Hospital in Crystal River.
Local nonprofit group, Precious Paws, also helps with cat and kitten fosters and adoptions during busy months. In addition, thanks to Donna Schmid with Humanitarians who came to the shelter and offered to help with spay and neuters. The Citrus County Animal Services Adoption Bus has been going out every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to take dogs and cats to Humanitarians to be spayed and neutered to avoid adoption delays.
For the second month in a row, Citrus County Animal Services has achieved a live release rate of over 90%. and in April the actual live release rate (minus request for euthanasia) was 92.44 %, the best record to date for the shelter. This milestone could not have been achieved without staff, volunteers, rescues, and fosters who tirelessly work together to help adopt animals out of the shelter and find their “fur-ever” homes.
*Celebrity cat sisters, Callie and Sundae, are still available for adoption. For more information call Animal Services at 352-746-8400.