Humane Ohio, a non-profit, low cost spay/neuter clinic, will spay owned female cats at a reduced rate of $20 for the month of February.
The “Beat the Heat” promotion will help reduce the number of homeless cats born this spring.
Spaying and neutering kittens as young as eight weeks old is safe, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Humane Ohio will fix kittens at this age as long as they weigh at least two pounds. Spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle is actually beneficial to its health, including a reduced risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
“Every spring, local animal shelters and rescue groups are flooded with thousands of kittens,” said Jill Borkowski, Humane Ohio’s marketing director. “We can help these organizations by preventing unwanted kittens from being born, and we can help people with female cats by offering a really special rate to spay their cats.”
Cat owners must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule the appointment with Humane Ohio to spay their pet.
For more information, call 419-266-5607. The website of Humane Ohio, which also runs a pet food bank, is www.humaneohio.org.