The Winnipeg Humane Society is encouraging cat owners to have their pets spayed during the month of February.
The “Beat the Heat” campaign is hoping to get 500 cats spayed during the month to help fight the cat overpopulation crisis. Surgeries are $20 with the help of PetSmart Charities of Canada.
“Cats can have several litters per year,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS director of animal health. “By encouraging pet owners to fix them this February, before they come into their first heat, we could prevent thousands of unwanted litters.”
Spay surgeries at Winnipeg veterinarian clinics typically range between $125 and $225.
Cats should be a minimum of four months of age, in good health, should be under the care of a veterinarian and be up to date with vaccinations.
Pet owners can call (204) 888-7627 to book an appointment.