Early spring marks the beginning of what is commonly known as “kitten season,” a time of year when shelters are flooded with litters of kittens from both owned and free-roaming cats. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will host a low-cost spay and neuter promotion from April 18 to April 22, offering the procedures for only $20 in hopes of reducing the surge of homeless kittens.
Female cats average as many as three litters per year with four to six kittens per litter. They may have their first heat cycle as young as four months old. The Pasadena Humane Society spays and neuters kittens as young as eight to ten weeks old at its low-cost public wellness clinic and appointments can easily be made online at pasadenahumane.org/snip.
“We hope the community will use this promotion as an opportunity to spay or neuter their cats, something that can ultimately help prevent hundreds of unplanned, homeless litters, and greatly decrease the number of feral cats and kittens coming into the shelter for years to come,” said Julie Bank, President/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
In addition to being one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless animal population, other potential benefits of sterilization include a reduction in illnesses of the reproductive systems, decreased roaming and aggressive tendencies and diminished nuisance behaviors such as spraying and yowling.
Spay and neuter appointments are available for cats five days a week at the organization’s wellness clinic. Other wellness services include low-cost vaccines, microchipping, FeLV/FIV testing, and feline nail trims.
To make an appointment, visit pasadenahumane.org/snip, email email@example.com, or call (626) 792-7151 ext. 166.