The Humane Society of Utah is celebrating World Spay Day Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, by giving away 100 Free cat spay/neuter vouchers at the HSU Clinic located at 4242 S 300 W in Murray, Utah. Vouchers will be given on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; limit one voucher per household. Owners do not need to bring their cat with them to receive a voucher and surgeries will not be performed the same day.
“Getting your cat spayed/neutered is the most effective and humane way to decrease the number of homeless cats in shelters,” said Pauline Edwards, HSU clinic director. “It is recommended that owners spay or neuter their pet before they reach maturity to prevent unwanted behaviors and health risks.”
WHAT: World Spay Day
WHO: Cats between four months to 4 years of age that weigh at least 2 pounds with current vaccinations. Proof of current cat vaccinations must be provided before an appointment may be scheduled. If a cat is not current, vaccinations must be received two weeks before surgery. Surgery appointments may be made after a voucher is received.
WHERE: Humane Society of Utah Clinic, 4242 S. 300 W. Murray, Utah 84107
WHY: To bring awareness to the very important issue of the homeless pet population in Utah and around the world. From early spring through late fall, shelters around the United States are inundated with mother cats and/or litters of kittens. This “Kitten Season” is a heavy burden on shelters and the euthanasia of cats during this time increases across the country. By spaying (female) or neutering (male) cats in Utah’s communities, the HSU is helping reduce the need for euthanasia of healthy, adoptable cats in Utah’s shelters. There are behavioral and medical benefits to spaying and neutering your pets.