MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, April 28, 2022) – At the Berkeley County Council meeting on Monday, April 25, Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance to implement a TNVR Community Cat Program at Berkeley Animal Center. This program will ensure healthy stray cats and kittens are no longer taken to the shelter. Instead, they will be trapped, neutered/spayed and vaccinated against rabies and returned to where they were found.
The TNVR program is a humane and effective approach to control the stray cat population throughout the County while reducing diseases and common issues related to stray cats. It will also decrease cat admissions to shelters and reduce the euthanasia rate.
Berkeley Animal Center will have select dates when trapped cats can be brought in for surgeries, vaccines, ear tipping, and microchipping. To perform these surgeries, the Animal Center is partnering with the Massachusetts SPCA, whose staff will be visiting the local shelter next month.
For more information, please call the Berkeley Animal Center at 843-719-5050 or visit www.berkeleyanimalcenter.org.
“We are confident this program will be highly effective in saving more cats and kittens across our County and helping with our shelter’s overcrowding issue. Thank you to our community for your ongoing support of our shelter animals.” -Heather McDowell, Berkeley Animal Center Director
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-