In addition to the cats we have at the HS/SPCA location, some of our cats are located off site:
Petco – 600 US-441; in the Rolling Acres Shopping Center In Lady Lake/The Villages
If interested in a cat seen at Petco, please complete one of our HS/SPCA Applications found in the folders on the left shelf in front of the cat condo. Leave the completed application there.
PetSmart – 3667 Wedgewood Lane; behind Fresh Market on CR466 In Oxford/The Villages
If interested in a cat seen at PetSmart, please complete one of our HS/SPCA Applications on the clipboard in the Meet & Greet room in the Adoption Center or ask a PetSmart Associate to get an application for you. Leave the completed application with the PetSmart associate.
Each of these discount programs are available to residents of Sumter County and surrounding areas.
HS/SPCA Policy on Cat Declawing
The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. is opposed to the practice of cat declawing. Only in cases where it is deemed medically appropriate (such as tumors, infection or other chronic health issues determined by a licensed veterinarian) should the onychectomy procedure be considered. Even with advancements in technology, such as laser claw removal, maiming a cat and potentially leaving him/her with long-term issues cannot be justified for what is ultimately an owner-convenience procedure. The onychectomy procedure seeks to remove the existing claw and prevent further growth. To do so, a portion of the bone must be removed.
Cat owners who have concerns about scratching behavior should seek non-surgical management techniques such as vinyl nail caps, or simply offer scratching posts. Keeping the cat’s nails trimmed can also help with destructive scratching. The HS/SPCA will strive to educate prospective adopters and the public at large about the anatomic details of what a declaw involves and the alternatives to declawing. HS/SPCA will not adopt a cat to a person who intends to declaw.