Trap, Neuter, Release Program
Our Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) Program for feral cats is for Levy County residents only. A driver's license showing proof of address will be required prior to the use of this program. We will be scheduling 18 cats to be spayed/neutered once a month. The maximum amount of cats one person can bring in is 3-4. Cats are to be dropped off the day before the scheduled surgery and will be scheduled to leave the day after surgery. All cats must arrive in a cat trap. If you do not have cat traps you will be allowed to obtain 3-4 cat traps from us with a deposit of $25 (cash or check) for each trap. When picking up the cats you may use a carrier to take the cats home in. If you are bringing the cats home in the trap you will have until the following Monday to return it or the deposits will be cashed. Additionally, all cats undergoing surgery will have their ear-tipped (this cannot be declined by the caregiver of the cat).
The Levy County Animal Services (LCAS) is an animal shelter that takes in unwanted or stray pets. We are by no means a boarding facility for the general public. Animals that are housed here are dogs or cats that are owner released, drop off or strays. The policy for this facility is to hold dogs or cats for three to five working days. This gives the pets owner time to reclaim their pet. After which, time the animal may be adopted, rescued or destroyed humanely. We encourage all animal owners to identify your pets with the owner's name and telephone number, rabies tag, or implanted microchip. We use an Avid Scanner for identifying lost pets with microchips, so if found we can reunite the pet with its owner.
All animals that are adopted or rescued from the LCAS are required by Florida Law to be Spayed/Neutered and also have a rabies vaccination (if age appropriate). Adoptions can be done Monday through Friday between 8 A.M. and 4 P.M. We encourage people to arrive by 3:30 P.M. to give us time to complete the required paperwork. All adoptions are done on a first-come basis. Pricing includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination (if age appropriate) and microchipping (cash only). See pricing below:
- Female Cat - $40
- Female Dog - $55
- Male Cat - $25
- Male Dog - $40
For Our Friends the Animals, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Initiative Proposed Program Outline
Low-cost spays and neuters will be made available to citizens of Levy County who are of retirement age (older than 62 years) or low-income status (determined by eligibility for other types of government aid). Proof of eligibility must be submitted with an application. Proof must consist of a photocopy of a Florida Driver's License showing residence in Levy County, and proof of government aid unless over 62 years of age.
Each applicant will submit a $10 nonrefundable application fee along with the application. This fee will be applied to the cost of surgery at the time the animal is dropped off. If scheduled appointments are missed, the fee will be forfeited.
Appointments will be scheduled on a weekly to biweekly basis. All appointments will be first come, first served. It will be the responsibility of the client to remember the appointment and to show up on time. If a client cannot make their scheduled appointment, it is their responsibility to reschedule at least 24 hours BEFORE the appointment date and time. Clients will be limited to two (2) pets per month. Clients will not be allowed to have more than four pets total done through this program. Exceptions may be made for feral cat colonies, but arrangements must be made through Animal Services in advance. Feral cats must be brought in a trap.
It will be the client's responsibility to transport the pet to and from Levy County Animal Services for the scheduled appointment. It will also be the client's responsibility to prepare the pet for surgery i.e. fasting, de-fleaing, bathing, etc. Fasting requires that the animal have no food (including treats) after 8 P.M. the night before surgery or the morning of surgery. Water overnight is okay. Animals that have not been fasted or that are excessively dirty will not be allowed to undergo surgery. Animals that are determined to be in poor health may not be allowed to undergo surgery. Animals with fleas will be given flea control at the expense of the client. See pricing below (Dogs over 75 lbs are not eligible):
- Dog Spays (up to 75 lbs) - $55. Pregnant dogs add $10
- Dog Neuters (up to 75 lbs) - $40. Cryptorchid dogs add $15
- Cat Spays - $40. Pregnant cats add $10
- Cat Neuters - $25. Cryptorchid cats add $15
- Flea Control (Capstar) less than 25 lbs add $3
- Flea Control (Capstar) over 25 lbs add $6
Two (2) surgeries will be scheduled for each working day. Surgeries will not be scheduled on weekends or holidays. Animals are to arrive between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M. and be ready for surgery. Animals are to be picked up between 3 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. Animals that are not picked up before closing time at 4 P.M. will incur a $20 per night boarding fee. At the time of discharge, clients will be given postoperative care information, emergency information, and information about spay/neuter, vaccination, and other preventative health care, and heartworms/intestinal parasites in an effort to further educate clients about proper pet care.
Rescue Organizations Welcomed
We welcome rescue organizations to assist us with the placement of healthy adoptable pets. The requirements are described in our Placement Animal Agreement. To obtain a copy, please call our office. LCAS recognizes the benefit of networking with other protection agencies and individuals participating in breed-specific re-homing of companion animals.
David Weatherford, Director
Crystal Pruitt, Administration
P.O. Box 61
Bronson, FL 32621
12055 NE 69th Lane
Bronson, FL 32621