From Wikipedia: "The event first started as Spay Day USA, an annual event created by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, to promote spays and neuters across the country to help eliminate the problem of homeless pets. After the DDAL's merger with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in 2006, the tradition continued under the auspices of the HSUS as World Spay Day."
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Around the time that we adopted Angel and Chuck, a co-worker of nube had five cats; one male, four females. He thought he'd be thrifty, and only had his male cat neutered. Then, one day, he found out that his cats had gotten out, via a pushed-open window screen. ALL FOUR FEMALES GOT PREGNANT from that afternoon romp, so he may have saved money on neutering and spaying costs, but he was up to his armpits in kittens a few months later!
SPAY AND NEUTER!
I know that I'm singing to the choir, but each of us can be an responsible cat ambassador. There are more options available now than ever before, and even if you choose NOT to use a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, you can work a payment plan with your veterinarian.
IF YOU FEED THEM, FIX THEM!
That's the TNR mantra.
If I can trap cats, then anyone can, since I am a nervous nelly who is afraid to hurt anybody or anything. With a bit of research, time management, and a humane trap...which you can borrow...you can prevent feral cats from reproducing, and therefore saving their lives, and those of the not-to-be kittens.
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