Non-profit offers feline spaying promotion

By NICOLE LOGGINS / Staff Writer

During the month of February, Alabama Spay Neuter will be offering a special price to spay female cats for $20. The special offer is part of a “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart charities.

According to an Alabama Spay Neuter press release, spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Spaying and neutering is safe for kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old.

“Many people don’t know that female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” said Mark Nelson, Alabama Spay Neuter Executive Director. “It’s our goal to bring female cats in before they go into heat and become pregnant. Our ‘Beat the Heat’ promotion is a fun way to educate the community and prevent unwanted litters.”

Alabama Spay Neuter is a non-profit organization located in Irondale that serves all citizens and pets in central Alabama. Cat owners that wish to take advantage of the offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when an appointment is scheduled. Visit Alspay.org for more information.