In hopes of preventing more unwanted and abandoned litters of kittens in the spring, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering $10 off spay/neuter surgery for unaltered female and male cats. The offer is good until the end of February. The full price for spaying is $90 (female cats) and for neutering is $85 (male cats)
As winter comes to an end, unaltered cats will begin coming into heat and mating. Owners of unaltered cats can “beat the heat” if they act quickly. Telltale signs of your cat coming into heat are males who develop wanderlust and females who become very affectionate and very vocal.
“Beginning every spring, our shelter takes in hundreds and hundreds of unplanned and unwanted kittens who are abandoned or surrendered by their owners. So we’re asking cat owners to help fight this serious problem of pet overpopulation by taking advantage of this offer and have their unfixed cats fixed before they go into heat,” 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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