Did you know that February is “Beat the Heat Month”? And February 26 is World Spay Day. Ok, it’s not usually hot in February, but your puppy or kitten might be about to be in heat. And that could also mean your finances could be in hot water. So let Animal Alliance help you BEAT THE HEAT. It’s not a question of if, but when an unwanted litter of puppies or kittens can happen. It’s unnecessary and it’s unhealthy and it’s expensive.
Most people know they should spay or neuter their pets, but are confused as to when they can get them fixed, or they get busy and their pet goes into heat. A cat can get pregnant at 4 months and a dog can get pregnant at 5 months of age. So if you wait until a female pet is 6 months old or older, you could end up with that unwanted litter. So BEAT THE HEAT! Call AASC today at 931-235-9006 and reserve a day for your puppy or kitten to be fixed before it is 5 months old. Don’t wait until 6 months or they’ll be in heat and you’ll be shelling out the bucks for food and vet bills.
Thanks to the Community Fund of the South Cumberland Plateau, AASC has a grant to help your BEAT THE HEAT! We have money to help low-income pet owners fix their male and female puppies and kittens between the ages of 2 months and 4 months of age for just a $10 co-pay. In addition, another special grant helps AASC provide money to help spay or neuter large male and female dogs. Large dog have more puppies per litter, so every large dog fixed (over 40 pounds) addresses a problem of larger puppies who are more difficult to find homes for and if they aren’t fixed before 5 months think about all those puppies they will produce.
Research has shown several interesting things about fixing pets. People know to fix their pets, but 90% of pets are spayed or neutered AFTER that pet has her first unwanted litter. That makes that decision a day late and a dollar short – if you’d just had it done a month before the pet went into her first heat, think of the heartache you’d avoid. In additions, early spaying will reduce the incidence of mammary gland tumors by 90% or more. Spaying before the first heat will virtually eliminate behavioral problems brought on by hormones: spaying, marking and unwanted aggression. Spay or neutering a young dog or cat will mean that surgery recovery time and surgery time itself are both reduced, which means less discomfort for your pet and a longer, healthier life.
Call 931-235-9006 to reserve a space on an AASC’s transport to get your male or female puppy or kitten fixed before they start “littering.” For more information go to www.animalalliancesouthcumberland.com