Cat Owners should “Beat the Heat” Before Spring 
with the Capital Area Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Promotion
LANSING, MI—Warmer weather may still  be months away, but the Capital Area Humane Society wants you to “beat the heat” by “fixing” your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this Spring.   
Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because that is when they receive the largest numbers of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt. 
To help reduce the number of homeless cats born this spring, the Capital Area Humane Society is offering a special “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the entire month of February, the Capital Area Humane Society will “fix” female cats for a special rate of $20. 
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. While some worry that their pet may be too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering 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 is actually beneficial, rather than waiting until after one heat cycle has occurred. The procedure is known to improve the health of the pet, including a reduced 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 six months old,” says Cheryl Beatty, DVM, Capital Area Humane Society. “Most people don’t want to see their cat get pregnant over and over again, so hopefully our “Beat the Heat” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to cat owners to sterilize their cats before they go into heat and become pregnant this year.”
This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price of $55 and is available to everyone, regardless of location. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment. 
Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, the Capital Area Humane Society will provide 120 cat sterilizations for $20 during February. Please visit www.AdoptLansing.org or call 517-908-0756 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Kittens and Puppies Can go Into Heat as Early as 4 and 5-Months-Old

“Precious, Not Parents” campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under 6-months-old

 

Lansing, MI—They may be just babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later.

That is why Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS),with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is introducing the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign. Through the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign, CAHS will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June.

Some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, but spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10-weeks-old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, Capital Area Humane Society has performed pediatric spay/neuter surgeries for many years.

“Pet owners may put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight-months-old,” says Julia Palmer, President and CEO of Capital Area Humane Society. “But by then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”


This special $20 is available to everyone and is based on availability.

Capital Area Humane Society will provide 150 “Precious, Not Parents” sterilizations in June. Please visit www.AdoptLansing.org or call (517) 908-0756 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


 

Please call 517-908-0756 for more information


or to schedule an appointment.