Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Los Angeles, CA - Feb 09, 2016 - Warmer weather may still be months away, but FixNation 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 of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt.
That’s why FixNation 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, FixNation will provide $20 spay surgeries for female cats during the month of February.
“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old. 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.”
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.
“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” says Karn Myers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of FixNation, “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 and is available to all residents of Los Angeles City and County. 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, FixNation will provide 200 female cat “Beat the Heat” sterilizations for $20 in February. Please visit www.fixnation.org or call 818.524.2287 x6 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
PetSmart Charities’ “Beat the Heat” campaign provides more than $616,370 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 19,536 female cats across the nation during the month of February.
FixNation is an award-winning Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that supports Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for homeless cats. The organization provides a free full-time spay/neuter clinic for homeless cats as well as affordable spay/neuter services for pet cats. FixNation’s programs have successfully sterilized more than 125,000 cats to date. For more information, please visit fixnation.org.
About PetSmart Charities:
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.
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