From Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic:
Cat Owners should “Beat the Heat” Before Spring with Alabama Spay/Neuter’s Spay/Neuter Promotion
BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 22, 2013) – Warmer weather may still be months away, but Alabama Spay/Neuter wants you to “beat the heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this Spring.
Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because that is when they receive the largest influx numbers of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt.
To help reduce the number of homeless cats born this spring, Alabama Spay/Neuter is offering a special “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the entire month of February, Alabama Spay/Neuter will spay/neuter female cats for a special rate of $20.
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. While some worry that their pet may be too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering 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 is actually beneficial, rather than waiting until after one heat cycle has occurred. The procedure is known to improve the health of the pet, including a reduced 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,” says Mark Nelson, Executive Director, Alabama Spay/Neuter. “Most people don’t want to see their cat get pregnant over and over again, so hopefully our “Beat the Heat” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to cat owners to sterilize their cats before they go into heat and become pregnant this year.”
This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price and is available to all residents of Central Alabama. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment.
Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Alabama Spay/Neuter will provide 650 cat sterilizations for $20 during February. Please visit alspay.org or call 205-956-0012 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
About Alabama Spay/Neuter:
Alabama Spay/Neuter, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 2721 Crestwood Blvd. in Irondale has performed over 50,000 spay/neuter surgeries since opening their doors in June of 2008. Its mission is “To provide high volume, low cost sterilization as the only humane, sustainable solution to the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Central Alabama. To maintain the highest level of veterinary care and customer service. To address and respond to the needs of our customers and to the best of our ability, assure that our services are available to everyone.” To learn more about Alabama Spay/Neuter, visit www.alspay.org or call 205-956-0012.
Kristy Jaska, Marketing Director