Mike McGinn, Mayor
3/26/2012 12:05:00 PM
Don Jordan (206) 386-4286
Mary Ellen Zoulas, 386-4260
Julie Moore (206) 684-0909
SPECIAL OFFER EXTENDED THROUGH MAY
Seattle Animal Shelter offers Reduced Rate for Spaying Female Cats
Seattle, WA – Now that spring is here, it’s still not too late to “beat the heat” – the feline kind and help prevent unwanted litters of kittens. The Seattle Animal Shelter is extending its “Beat the Heat” promotion by offering female cat spay surgery for the special rate of $20 through May 31.
To schedule an appointment, call 206-386-4260.
There is still time for pet owners to have their female cats spayed before kitten season gets into full swing. Spring is the season when shelters traditionally are overwhelmed with unwanted litters of kittens. In hopes of reducing the number of homeless cats, the shelter is extending this special promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities and the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
Spaying and neutering are the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, spaying a female cat before her first heat cycle is actually beneficial, rather than waiting until she’s gone through one heat cycle. Spaying and neutering is safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old. The procedure is known to improve the health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year and kittens can breed as young as four months old. Our goal is to bring in female cats before they go into heat and become pregnant. There is still time for pet owners to have their female cats spayed at this special reduced rate,” says Dr. MaryEllen Zoulas, the Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Clinic medical director. “
Established in 1982, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is open to all pet owners regardless of income or place of residence. The clinic performs 3,000 low-cost, high-quality surgeries every year for dogs and cats. The clinic is located at 2061 15th Ave. W. Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday. For more information, call (206)386-PETS (7387) or visit www.seattleanimalshelter.org
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