Cat owners should “Beat the Heat” before spring
with Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic’s spay campaign
Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Beat the Heat”
provides $20 spay surgeries for female cats
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Jan. 15, 2014 – Warmer weather may still be months away, but Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic 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 shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because that is when they receive the largest influx numbers of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt.
That’s why Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic 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, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide $20 spay surgeries for 200 female cats during the month of February. Call the clinic at (970) 484-1861 to schedule an appointment.
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for kittens as young as 8 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.
“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as 4 months old,” says Dr. Gloria Matsushita, staff veterinarian for FCCRSNC. “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 this year.”
This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price and is available to all residents of northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. 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 the PetSmart Charities grant, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide 200 female cat “Beat the Heat” sterilizations for $20 in February. Please visit www.FCCRSNC.org or call (970) 484-1861 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The clinic is located at 2321 E. Mulberry St. #9 in Fort Collins.
PetSmart Charities’ “Beat the Heat” campaign provides more than $549,700 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for 15,508 female cats across the nation during the month of February.
About Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a limited admission, adoption guarantee, nonprofit cat shelter and low-cost sterilization clinic for both dogs and cats. The organization is dedicated to the well-being of all cats and dogs in our community with emphasis on preventing pet overpopulation and on the sheltering and placement of surrendered or abandoned cats into loving, permanent homes. Since its inception, the shelter has found homes for more than 6,000 cats, and the clinic has performed over 26,700 surgeries.
About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.
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