Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy NEUTER Year! Animal Friends Offers $5 Cat Neuters in December

Make it a happy new year for your cat. Neuter him!

In a continued effort to end pet overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia, Animal Friends is offering a $5 special on cat neuter surgeries throughout December.

Appointments are required, and spaces are limited. Pet owners must apply for an appointment by clicking here. Cats will be neutered and vaccinated against rabies for $5. Other services are available for an additional charge. Surgeries will take place at Animal Friends on Camp Horne Road in the North Hills.

A neuter surgery is performed on a male cat to prevent him from breeding and producing litters of kittens. The surgery is performed by an experienced, licensed veterinarian while the cat is under anesthesia. In addition to preventing the births of unwanted litters, neutering:

  • reduces a pet’s risk of cancer and infection, such as prostate and testicular cancers

  • eliminates the mating drive, making pets more relaxed companions

  • makes pets less likely to run away

  • helps curb unwanted behaviors such as urine marking territories, roaming, fighting and howling

Spaying and neutering is also critical to ending pet overpopulation. Over 20,000 unwanted pets are euthanized every year in Allegheny County alone. A single neuter surgery can save 55 unwanted animals from being born. The only proactive way to reduce and eliminate pet overpopulation is through spay and neuter.

While Animal Friends is offering $5 neuter surgeries for a limited time, pet owners can take advantage of low-cost spay (for females) and neuter (for males) surgeries all year long. Apply online by clicking here.

Animal Friends’ Low-Cost Spay Neuter program is made possible through donations from the community. If you have already spayed or neutered your pet, spay it forward! Sponsor a surgery by clicking here!

Celebrate a Happy New Year with a neuter this year!

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