Seattle Animal Shelter Spay and Neuter Clinic offers low-cost surgery
The Seattle Animal Shelter is asking all cat owners to help “beat the heat” this year and have your cats spayed or neutered before mating season begins and they go into heat. If you are the owner of an unspayed or unneutered cat, you may start noticing your male cat developing wanderlust and your female cat becoming very affectionate and very vocal.
As winter comes to an end and the warmer weather and longer days of spring approach, your unfixed cats will start coming into heat. As a result, each year thousands of unexpected and unwanted kittens are born.
“To help lower the number of kittens that are abandoned or surrendered to our shelter in the summer and fall, we are asking cat owners to take action now. Spay or neuter your cats before they contribute to this serious problem of pet overpopulation,” says Dr. Mary Ellen Zoulas, staff veterinarian at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic.
The Clinic offers lower-cost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries. Through the Clinic’s “Pet Population Control Fund,” surgeries can be subsidized for those needing assistance.
“If you don’t have a cat, you can still help. You can spread the word to friends and family who may have unfixed cats. Or you may want to help out a friend or neighbor who would like to do the right thing, but may need financial assistance, transportation, or just moral support. Or you can contribute to the “Pet Population Control Fund,” adds Dr. Zoulas.
The Clinic is located on the north end of the Seattle Animal Shelter at 2061 15th Ave. W., about one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call (206)386-4260.
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