Take a SPAYcation and Fix Every Cat in the Your House for $10!Comments Off
Summer vacations are a family tradition. This June you can take all your cats and kittens on a SPAYcation. The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering spay & neuter surgeries for cats and kittens this June for a flat fee of $10 per household. If you have one cat, $10; if you have one cat and two kittens, $10; if you have five cats, $10. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.
Qualified cat owners are eligible for the $10 flat fee June 18 through June 22. Kittens need to be at least eight-weeks old and weigh 2.5 pounds. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians, with costs subsidized through charitable donations. Over 500 spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of June 18 – 22 as part of this campaign.
“As the days gets longer the cats start to reproduce at a much higher rate, two cats can become a 100 cats in a matter of months”, said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine, and ASAP Spay & Save volunteer. “With 20,000 cats entering our area shelters annually, we need to focus on finding good homes for them, without a flood of kittens adding to the overpopulation. There are not enough homes for all of them.”
What: All you the felines you can fix for $10. First cat $10, all others (cat or kitten) free (from the same household). Spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens (8 weeks or older; 2.5 pounds; and healthy)
When: June 18 through June 22, 2012
How to Qualify: For a cat owner to qualify, they must receive government assistance (such as Medicaid, Oregon Health Plan, WIC, food stamps, SSI, Section 8, public housing, TANF), and live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark County. Individuals feeding unowned feral/stray cats need not meet income requirements.
Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at several convenient locations across the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Transportation may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.
How: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. The $10 flat fee promotion runs from June 18 through 22 only.
Pet Press event announcement courtesy Spay & Save – an initiative the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP)