Spring marks the beginning of what the Humane Society of the United States calls Kitten Season. Kitten Season is when cats give birth, inundating shelters and rescue groups everywhere with homeless litters of kittens. Kitten births generally begin in the spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and end in fall. Female cats may become pregnant as early as four months of age and can have up to three litters per year. With an average gestation period of 65 days, the month of February is the most common month for cats to go into heat. Absent a pregnancy, cats can go into heat every 21 days. Spaying and neutering cats prior to four months of age reduces the annual cycle of adding to the overpopulation of cats, many who roam wild, are subject to abuse and neglect and meet violent, unhappy ends.
Doing their part to make a difference, PetSmart Charities® and All About Animals Rescue (AAAR) of Warren, MI are offering $20 cat spays in February to 400 female, owned cats. Strays, feral, shelter and rescue cats are not eligible for PetSmart Charities®-funded spays. However, to bring attention to the importance of spaying/neutering, and in honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month this February, AAAR will spay/neuter any healthy cat, male or female for $20. Surgery will be done at the All About Animals Rescue location in Warren.
AAAR partners with different communities to offer transport van services from designated locations in order to assist pet parents who might not be able to bring their cats to Warren. Pet parents may bring their cats to a specific location and pick up their cats at the same location the next day. Transports aren’t door-to-door. Catherine Garrett, Director of Development and Marketing at AAAR states, “If you’re interested in facilitating a spay/neuter transport in your community, we can help.” Contact email@example.com.
Appointments are necessary for transport services as well as Beat The Heat spays. For more information about transport service and spaying and neutering special pricing, contact All About Animals Rescue at 586-879-1745.