Cat Owners: 'Beat the Heat' before Spring
Warmer weather may still be months away, but Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department 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.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (505) 764-1170.
That's why Animal Welfare 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, Animal Welfare will provide $20 spay surgeries for female cats during the month of February.
Spaying & Neutering Benefits
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and 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 can be beneficial, improving the health of the pet by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
This special $20 rate is available to all residents of Albuquerque.
Important: Mention "Beat the Heat"
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, Animal Welfare will provide 100 female cat "Beat the Heat" sterilizations for $20 in February.
About PetSmart Charities
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.
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.