St. Augustine Humane Society offered deal for March 17 Spay Shuttle
Feb 23, 2011
On February 22, otherwise known as National "Spay Day," the St. Augustine Humane Society of St. Augustine, Florida, offered a special deal for discounts on cat spaying and neutering, according to the Historic City News.
According to the Society's board president, Dr. Eric Searcy, a veterinarian, 4 to 6-month-old female cats begin to feel the "heat", also known as the estrous cycle, after which they are susceptible to pregnancy.
Cats reproduce extremely fast, according to Searcy, and a female can bear 1 to 6 kittens per litter, and 3 to 4 litters per year.
“By providing low cost spay and neuter services, we are preventing many animals from being taken to shelters or euthanized,” Celeste Hart, executive director of the St. Augustine Humane Society, told the news source.
St. Augustine offered $20 off the regular rate of spaying or neutering a cat, for a total cost of $30.
Deals can be redeemed on March 17, 2011, the schedule date for the Humane Society's Spay Shuttle.
National "Spay Day" is a campaign hosted by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. In addition to lowering population growth, spaying and neutering can help prevent cancer in cats as well as dogs.