Archive for February, 2010
In conjunction with SpayDay USA, we’re hosting Tampa’s second annual neuter-a-thon on February 21 and 22, 2010. The cost is $5 per cat; limited to male cats only. The price includes surgery, pain and antibiotic injection and a rabies shot. Advanced registration is required by calling 813-250-1234.
Our vision this year is to see over 500 fewer males fathering kittens that continue to add to the overpopulation crisis in Tampa Bay. In our climate, females can go into heat constantly, and males are always ready to accommodate!
Grand Prize: The cat with the largest “family jewels” will receive a 12 month supply of cat food, a sleeping basket and some toy catnip balls to occupy his time. The owner will receive a bottle of fine wine and a box of gourmet chocolates. The event is made possible in part by a grant from the Doris Day Foundation and Humane Society of the United States.
Why spay/neuter? Spaying or neutering is one of the best things you can do for your pet. It eliminates or reduces the risk of several kinds of cancer and makes your pet an overall healthier companion. It reduces aggression and solves other behavior issues such as spraying and marking in male cats. Spaying or neutering does not make your pet fat, lazy, miserable or lethargic. It also helps eliminate the ultimate tragedy – the number of unwanted pets being born in our community. Last year, almost 30,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County due to overpopulation. Two cats and their offspring could easily turn into a colony of 16 within a year. Be a part of the solution – spay/neuter your pet!