Kitten Season Creates Overcrowding at Shelter

The annual arrival of “Kitten Season” results in an increase in the number of cats coming into the Citrus County Animal Shelter. This year, the shelter has also seen an increase in the number of kittens with severe upper respiratory infections. While the Live Release Rate of cats typically drops during this time of year, the live release rate for dogs continues to remain very strong. The Live Release Rates (Excluding owner requests for euthanasia) in May, 2017 was 98.33% for dogs and 68.29% for cats. The Live Release Rates (Including owner requests for euthanasia) in May, 2017 was 90.77% for dogs and 68.29% for cats. The staff and volunteers at the shelter work very hard to care for the animals in the shelter and try very hard to ensure they make it out of the shelter ALIVE. The shelter is located at 4030 S. Airport Rd. in Inverness (behind the Citrus County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 41). Hours are Tues.-Sat., 10:00 am-4:00 pm; phone 352-746-8400.

Citrus County Animal Shelter in Need of Donations
Due to an unexpected influx of animals, the Citrus County Animal Shelter is asking the community for help by donating gently used towels, flat sheets and bath mats. These donations will be used to keep the cats and dogs in a clean and comfortable environment.
The shelter is located at 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. You are welcome to drop off donations at the shelter any time during regular business hours Tuesday through Saturday 10a.m to 4p.m. Thank you for your support! For more information about the Citrus County Animal Services Division, visit www.citruscritters.com or call 352-746-8400.

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