Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spay Day USA 2010


(Picture: HopeforAnimals.com)

It’s that time of year again! Time to get a jump start on sterilizing cats before they start having unwanted litters. Every year “kitten season” lasts longer, bringing in more kittens than rescue groups can handle; so again before spring arrives, Alley Cat Rescue is participating in Spay Day USA.

With the arrival of warm weather, shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with litters of kittens. Organizations do all they can to find homes for thousands of adorable kittens, but these cuddled fur balls also come with a hefty price tag. The only effective method of fighting homelessness and taking some of the strain off of rescues is to “beat the heat!” Please ensure your cats (females especially) are sterilized before the reproductive season begins, in order to prevent thousands of unwanted babies.

February 23rd marks the 16th annual Spay Day USA, and to celebrate, Alley Cat Rescue will be hosting a low-cost spay/ neuter clinic on February 25th and 26th. The event will assist both domestic (family pets) and feral cats. For $30 per cat, individuals will have their cats sterilized and vaccinated. For individuals practicing trap-neuter-return, a limited number of traps are available, so please contact ACR to reserve one. For more information and to sign up for Spay Day, please contact Alley Cat Rescue at 301-277-5595 or by email at acr@saveacat.org.

As always, monetary contributions allow for such events to be possible and continue the efforts of Alley Cat Rescue. Donated much-needed items like food, blankets, newspapers, litter, and cat toys are also appreciated. Every little bit helps. Thank you! Your participation and support is greatly appreciated!

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