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By: Amanda W.
Sioux City Animal Control
This past Sunday, I had contacted animal control to pick up a farm cat, that showed up at our new home a few days prior. The owner of the home had rat poison out, and the cat ate some of it. The whole weekend I had contacted every vet I could in the local area to help her. She became a part of our family and one of the most loving kitten. She was amazing to our kids also. Nobody would help her because we weren't clients. I was pisses, having hope animal control could save her and we would adopt her. Monday I set up an appointment at a local vet to try and save her. I was told I had until 11 to get her, I was on my way when I got the call saying she died. I broke down for 2 days in tears. When I got to animal control, I wanted to see her, and already feeling horrible I couldn't do more to save her. The lady at the front desk told me "straight from her mouth you made her beyond pissed she would say that to me. I WAS trying to save her. I held her lifeless body, agreeing to tell myself it is my fault. But it wasn't. I loved the kitten and would have done anything for her. That lady I spoke with really needs to get her shit straight before attacking me. Before all this happened, they called me and told me she got hit by a car! That was untrue and they didn't even look at her or try to save her. They just gave up, she could of had a chance to live!!
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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