Kitten Season is fast approaching – What to do about that free roaming cat?

Cat overpopulation is a serious concern, approximately 2 percent of the 30-40 million community (feral and stray) cats have been spayed or neutered. These cats produce around 80 percent of the kittens born in the U.S. each year. If you are caring for a free roaming cat, please make sure he/she is neutered. Below are two helpful resources to find low cost surgeries. A male cat can be neutered in under 2 minutes, and a female cat is usually a 15-20 minute procedure (depending on her age and where she is in her heat cycle). This procedure is performed by a veterinarian in a sterile environment, while the cat is under general anesthesia. The cat will recover very quickly. And usually within 10 to 20 minutes they are awake enough to walk around.

Spay Neuter Hotline:  Phoenix: (602) 265-SPAY, Tucson (520) 624-SPAY, Statewide Toll Free: (866) 952-SPAY.
(SPAY equals 7729 on your phone key pad.)

PetSmart Charities Search -This provides by zip code a map of spay and neuter clinics.
Simply enter your zip code and click “Go”:  PetSmart Charities

Outdoor Cats: Frequently Asked Questions.” Outdoor Cats: Frequently Asked Questions : The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society of the United States, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2017
Praline 3001, Poor Sweet Prince, April 15, 2013, Photograph