Cat owners: “Beat the Heat” before spring

January 30th, 2014 at 5:01 pm by under Latest Posts

Warmer weather may still be months away, but Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department 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 Welfare is offering a special “Beat the Heat” campaign sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America Through the “Beat the Heat” campaign, Animal Welfare will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for female cats during the month of February, without regard to the income of the pet owner.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and 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 can be beneficial, improving the health of the pet by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

This special $20 rate is available to residents of Albuquerque. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. Thanks to a PetSmart Charities grant, Animal Welfare will provide 100 female cat “Beat the Heat” sterilizations for $20 in February.

Please visit www.cabq.gov/pets or call 764-1170 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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