Warmer weather may still be months away, but the San Antonio Humane Society 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, the San Antonio Humane Society is offering a special “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the entire month of February, the San Antonio Humane Society will spay 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.
Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment.
Please visit SAhumane.org or call 210-424-7595 for more information or to schedule an appointment.