Free-roaming domestic cats are a problem in Alachua County. Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization offering free spay and neuter vaccines for unowned free-roaming community cats at the Alachua County Humane Society this Sunday. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Operation Catnip Director Shaye Olmstead about why feral cats make up a large portion of the cats euthanized at animal shelters.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OperationCatnipQA.mp3]
Recent surveillance has the Florida Department of Health on alert for mosquito-borne viruses in Alachua County.