The annual influx of kittens into shelters and rescues nationwide is only a couple of months away, but one organization in Upstate South Carolina is working hard to reduce the number of unwanted kittens born this spring.
According to the Oconee County SC Humane Society Facebook page, cat owners living in an area bounded by Wells Highway and Highway 123 have been offered a "Sweetheart Deal": spay and neuter surgeries for cats will be free during the month of February 2014.
The Oconee Humane Society Facebook page reminds people that outdoor cats frequently get pregnant in February. They encourage residents to bring in their cats, especially outdoor catsm and take advantage of this offer.
The free spays and neuters do not require low income qualification. Proof of address is all that is required, and that can be met with a lease agreement, utility bill, or property tax bill.
Other low cost spay/neuter programs are available for dogs, and for cats who live outside of the defined area.
The Oconee County Animal Shelter is located at 1925 Sandifer Blvd in Seneca, SC, and spay/neuter vouchers can be picked up from the Humane Society Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.