Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
The Winnipeg Humane Society invites cat owners to get their female cat spayed for only $20 this February. Cat owners can call 204-888-7627 to book an appointment today. The goal of the “Beat the Heat” campaign is to spay 500 cats throughout the month to help fight the cat overpopulation crisis. Beat the Heat is funded by PetSmart Charities of Canada.
“Cats can have several litters per year,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS Director of Animal Health. “By encouraging pet owners to fix them this February, before they come into their first heat, we could prevent thousands of unwanted litters.”
Spay surgeries at Winnipeg veterinarian clinics typically range between $125 and $225. The WHS offers a subsidized spay and neuter program for Winnipeggers on low-income to help keep unwanted litters off the streets. Shelters are overcrowded and too many cats remain homeless.
“Beat the Heat specifically targets female cats as they carry the litters,” said Dr. Anseeuw. “This way we minimize how many cats overwhelm shelters during spring and summer, the peak breeding season.”
Cats should be a minimum of four months of age, in good health, should be under the care of a veterinarian and be up to date with vaccinations. Cats must be transported to and from their appointment in a pet carrier.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity and non-profit organization whose mission is to protect all animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity. Funded primarily by donations, The WHS takes in between 8,000-9,000 animals on an annual basis. All pets offered for adoption and sale have been spayed or neutered, received necessary shots and treatments, and a behavioural assessment. For more information on The WHS, please visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca.