Lynnwood, WA, May 4, 2012 — Yes, kittens are cute, but let’s face it, even cuteness can get out of hand. Pretty soon they will be flooding shelters around our state and there are simply not enough homes for all of them! In fact, only one in nine kittens born this spring will find a lifetime home.
That is why the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project is spreading the word about its services in order to save lives by preventing unwanted litters. Their first ever ad campaign features adorable kittens with the line "There's such a thing as too much cuteness" to playfully underscore the fact that unspayed and unneutered cats lead to populations of homeless cats in our communities.
According to Lauren Glickman, Executive Director of the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, “Everett is our largest neighbor and we have a great relationship with the Everett Animal Shelter. I’m delighted that they are supporting this effort by promoting it at the shelter as well as in the field with their Animal Control Officers. We are hoping to see a drop in the number of cats and kittens surrendered at the shelter this summer and into the future. There are an estimated 16,000 free-roaming cats in Everett. That is a number worth tackling!”
Each year thousands of cats are surrendered to our local shelters and sadly many will not find homes. If pet owners and free-roaming cat caretakers have their cats altered now they will reduce the number of homeless kittens that will be born this spring.
Feral/free-roaming cats are altered for free and receive free rabies vaccinations. Owned pet female cats are spayed for a donation of $25.00 and male pet cats are neutered for a donation of $15.00. Vaccines are given for a donation of $5 for pets at the time of surgery.
All surgeries are performed by a licensed veterinarian at the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project clinic in Lynnwood, Washington.
Reservations are required and can be made on-line at www.feralcatproject.org. If you do not have internet access and would like more information please call 425-673-2287 ext. 2.
ABOUT THE FERAL CAT SPAY/NEUTER PROJECT
The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project is a non-profit 501c3 organization that relies on donations and the efforts of volunteers to maintain free and low cost spay/neuter surgeries. They have altered over 72,000 cats since their inception in 1997. To learn more about Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project or to make a donation please visit their website at www.feralcatproject.org.