Carolyn Drushal from Emery Animal Health in Castle Dale approached the Cleveland Town Council at a recent meeting to advise them about the Feral Cat Program funded by Best Friends of Utah.
In 2014, Best Friends introduced the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative, a program that is designed to bring together people, shelters and animal welfare organizations together to work toward the unnecessary killing of dogs and cats in Utah shelters by the year 2019.
The Feral Cat Program is a humane and effective way to control the number of community cats. Drushal explained to the council that feral cats brought into Emery Animal Health will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ear-tipped, which is the universal symbol of a spayed/neutered cat, at no cost. The cats will then be returned to the person who brought them in to be released.
The council also discussed the possible purchase of a mini pumper truck from the fire district. Each city in the county will be receiving new brush trucks and the mini pumper truck will no longer be used. The council would like to purchase it for Cleveland Town use.
Budgeting ideas for 2016, the firework budget and Cleveland Days update was also discussed at the meeting.
The next council meeting will be May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Town office.