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Thursday, July 22, 2021

‘Working Whiskers’ pairs feral cats with adopters looking for extermination solutions

Marion County Animal Services is hoping to use a new program to address an ongoing feral cat issue throughout the county.

The Working Whiskers program is MCAS’ attempt at partnering feral cats with businesses, farms or other establishments that are in need of pest control.

According to the non-profit organization, feral cats are a natural deterrent that can provide an alternative to those not looking to use poison or other tactics that can have adverse affects on the rest of the environment and wildlife. 

Currently, the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method is used to help manage feral cats and their growing numbers around the city. 

To help encourage adoptions further, the Marion County Animal Services is waiving all cat adoption fees through the month of June as part of “Adopt a Shelter Cat” month. 

For more information, call the shelter at 352-671-8700, visit in person at 5701 SE 66th Street, or visit the Marion County Animal Services website.