Animal Services

Trap, Neuter, Release Program

 

In a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, community cats are humanely trapped for the purpose of sterilizing them to prevent unwanted litters of kittens in the community.  Community cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and then returned to their outdoor home.

 

We offer TNR services for community cats from Independence and unincorporated Jackson County.  The charge is $20 and includes the following:  spay/neuter, ear tip, tattoo (the universal signs that a community cat has been spayed/neutered), rabies and FVRCP vaccinations, and parasite treatment.

 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please email vetclinic@indepmo.org . Cats will be scheduled to be dropped off and picked up on the same day.  The cats will need to arrive in a humane live trap and the caregiver will need to bring the completed TNR Surgical Consent form before surgery.  After pick up the caregiver should be prepared to hold the cat indoors overnight and release the following morning to allow for adequate recovery from the anesthesia.

 

 

Independence Animal Services

21001 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057
Phone(816) 325-7207

ADOPTION CENTER

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only 

INTAKE

(for stray animal drop-off) 

By Appointment Only

LOST PET CENTER

(to reclaim your lost pet)

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm By Appointment Only

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only

 

FIELD SERVICES

Call (816) 325-7205