Get $20 for neutering your cat
NAPLES — The Collier County Humane Society is offering a $20 bounty on cats – for neutering them, that is. The group says the drastic measure is needed to curb the growing cat population.
A female cat can produce three litters a year. With an average of six cats in a litter, that one cat could be responsible for 90 others over a five year period.
To encourage cat owners to get their pets fixed, the Humane Society is offering free neutering service for male cats plus a $20 reward. The only catch is the cat has to be yours and over four months old.
You don't have to live in Collier to participate, but you do have to make an appointment with the Collier Humane Society.
"There's no limit to the number of cats someone can bring in," said Stephen Wright of the Collier Humane Society.
Stray cats will not be accepted in this program, which is made possible by a donation the Humane Society received.
The money will be given to pet owners until the funds run out.
While the Humane Society says this program may not eliminate the overpopulation problem, animal advocates think it's a step in the right direction.
"Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other." -Baha'u'llah