VASS, NORTH CAROLINA – During the entire month of April, The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills is offering no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of “Community Cats,” PetSmart Charities’ spay/neuter campaign to alter “free-roaming cats.”
When left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of unwanted kittens each and every spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher rates of euthanasia. By taking a proactive approach and getting the cats spayed and neutered now, The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills will help lessen the impact of the coming kitten springtime tsunami!
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population of any community and is safe for kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle can be beneficial because it improves the health of the cat by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” said Dr. Cindy Eaton, owner of the Spay Neuter Clinic. “Most people don’t want to see the cats they’re feeding get pregnant over and over again, so our “Community Cats” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies to catch and sterilize their cats.”
This special free rate is going to be available to all residents of Moore, Richmond and surrounding counties. Residents feeding free-roaming cats who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Community Cat” campaign when they are scheduling their appointment.
PetSmart Charities’ “Community Cats” campaign will provide $648,293 to spay/neuter clinics across the United States to fund this affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 13,820 free-roaming cats during the month of April alone.