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Twenty-one stray cats from Crothersville were taken to Brownstown Veterinary Clinic on Wednesday to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ear tipped. Pictured are, front from left, Shannon Jones, Dr. Kristin Tormoehlen and Cathi Eagan; and back from left, Gary McDonald, Nick Tatlock and Mason Boicourt. Karen McDonald, who took the picture, also helped with transporting the cats. Submitted photo

Twenty-one cats were trapped in Crothersville and taken to Brownstown Veterinary Clinic on Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday morning, Dr. Kristin Tormoehlen conducted spaying or neutering surgeries on the cats, gave them rabies vaccinations and tipped their ears.

CanINE Express Transport Project picked up the cats Thursday afternoon and took them back to the Crothersville Wastewater Treatment Plant, where they spent the night before the male cats were released Friday and the female cats are released today.

If anyone is looking for barn cats that already are altered and vaccinated, contact Cathi Eagan at cleagan1950@gmail.com or 812-720-0005.

“These are beautiful cats who would benefit greatly by having a job and a place that provides shelter and food,” said Eagan, founder and director of CanINE Express Transport Project.

This is all a part of a free trap, spay/neuter and release program to help regulate the cat population in Crothersville.

If residents have a cat problem in their neighborhood, they are advised to contact Crothersville officials so live traps can be set.

The town is looking to trap 20 cats per month until further notice.

To provide input on where to place traps, stop by Crothersville Town Hall at 111 E. Howard St. or call 812-793-2311. Fliers also are available there about the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program for Indiana households with limited incomes.