FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dr. Laney Baris,
April 25, 2011
AHS/Popcorn Park to Hold Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats
IT’S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN the number of cats having kittens skyrockets. Unfortunately, so does the number of unwanted kittens that are abandoned, set free, brought to shelters or even killed. In reality, only a small fraction of kittens ever find forever homes.
These two loving – and lovable – kittens are just two of many who are waiting for good homes. These two are available for adoption at the AHS Tinton Falls Animal Care Center.
Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park will help area residents stop this region’s cat population explosion with a spay/neuter clinic for all cats at Associated Humane Societies Popcorn Park Animal Clinic on May 3 and May 31.
Popcorn Park Animal Clinic can accommodate as many as 30 cats on each of the two days. Cats must be in sturdy carriers. Drop off time is between 8 and 9 a.m. with pick up time between 3 and 5 p.m. on the same day. Appointments must be made in advance by calling (609)693-6551.
Feral cats are welcome in escape proof carriers or traps. Please bring an empty carrier if the cat is arriving in a trap.
Cost is $100 for spaying and $50 for neutering. Vaccines & FELV/FIV tests will be offered at discount prices and microchips at their regular prices.
“Cat populations have truly reached epidemic proportions and this time of year it only gets worse,” said Roseann Trezza, Executive Director, Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park. “People need to understand that they are not helping their cats by not having them spayed or neutered. If left unaltered, any cat will instinctively do anything it can to find a mate. In fact, hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats and kittens are euthanized nationwide each year because of the vast numbers of unplanned litters. “