Just in time for the impending kitten season, we want to talk about National Spay Neuter Month.
the snack kittens from March 2013
Did you know that since we started fostering, we have had 245 mom cats and kittens come through this house?? Pretty amazing....
Did you know that mom says as much as she loves fostering kittens (no matter how hard it can be sometimes), we would love to be put out of business? Too many companion animals lose their lives in shelters every year due to lack of space and available homes. This isn't the fault of shelters....this, at least as far as we are concerned, is due to people not being responsible and getting their pets spayed or neutered.
We've heard it all:
- it's too expensive - search "low cost spay neuter" for your city and see what comes back
- my pet doesn't go outside - until the one time they do and either come back pregnant or get another loose animal pregnant.
- my kids should see the "miracle of birth" - birth is messy...if they want to see it check you tube
- I can find homes for these kittens/puppies - ok, what about the ones currently sitting in a shelter that need homes too
Best Friends started their Fix at Four campaign to help raise awareness. And many communities now have outreach programs like the Lucy Pet Foundation in LA that help by bringing surgical buses into communities that need help. And we talk all the time about TNR and the benefits to ferals.
So help us spread the word....fix'em - for the benefit of all of us.