It costs over $60 to put a cat down. Just last year alone, the county spent $23,000 less compared to the year before on euthanasia costs.
On top of that, the shelter is seeing a lower rate of employee turnover. Delp believes it’s because employees are now being asked to put down animals far less often, so their jobs are much more enjoyable.
Programs like this are also up and running in Marion and Hamilton counties. Shelby County is expected to have a TNR program running soon, too.