CAHS 'Beat The Heat' Campaign

CREATED Jan 21, 2014

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Lansing, MI—The Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) wants you to “Beat the Heat” of summer by fixing your female cat prior to 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’s why Capital Area Humane Society is offering a special “Beat the Heat” campaign sponsored by PetSmart Charities. Through the “Beat the Heat” campaign, CAHS will provide $20 spay surgeries for female cats during the month of February.

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 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.

“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” explains Julia Palmer, President and CEO of Capital Area Humane Society. “Most people don’t want to see their cat get pregnant over and over again, so hopefully our “Beat the Heat” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to cat owners to sterilize their cats before they go into heat this year.”

This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price of $55 and is available to everyone, regardless of location. This campaign is based on availability.

Capital Area Humane Society will provide 150 female cat “Beat the Heat” sterilizations for $20 in February. Please visit www.AdoptLansing.org or call (517) 908-0756 for more information or to schedule an appointment.