Animal Coalition of Tampa
is proud to offer affordable care for your pet
ACT is committed to helping dogs and cats live healthy, high quality lives. ACT works in tandem with Hillsborough County to reach out to lower income pet owners through the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program at a cost to clients of just $10 per pet. The voucher program helps prevent overpopulation of cats and dogs, which in turn lowers euthanasia and unwanted pets being taken to animal shelters. Pets are healthier and are vaccinated against disease. Surveys show that often these are pets otherwise might not receive veterinary care. As a result of doing what they know is the right thing, clients receive the benefit of a happier and healthier companion animal.
The plight of feral cats has captured the hearts of animal lovers for many years, but only recently has a non-lethal option for their care become available. Called a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program, this humane alternative involves spaying and neutering feral cats, then returning them to their colonies where they are looked after and fed by volunteer caretakers (An estimated 12% of families in the US take on this role). ACT offers a special Community Cat package rate for feral cats, as well as offering trap loans and supportive services.
ACT’s Program SpayDay addresses some of the very most vulnerable members of our society‚ the feral cat population, which is often prone to discrimination and persecution. On the second Monday of every month, feral cats are brought by caregivers to be spayed or neutered, given three year rabies shots, distemper, penicillin, de-wormer, ear mite treatment, flea treatment, and the lifesaving ear tip that identifies them as an official community cat. The caregivers then pick the cats up and return them to their designated colony. This procedure is referred to as “trap, neuter, vaccinate, return” (TNVR) and it saves many lives by stabilizing the colonies and keeping the cats vaccinated.