Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Special – Spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens

Mountain View HumaneROANOKE/CHRISTIANSBURG – Did you know that kittens can go into heat and get pregnant as early as 4 months old and puppies around 5 months old?  If not sterilized, puppies and kittens can get pregnant and have a litter of their own just two months later. And it’s these accidental litters that end up in animal shelters with no place to call home.

To reduce these accidental births, Mountain View Humane, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is introducing the Did You Know? Campaign, featuring a special $20 spay or neuter surgery for puppies and kittens between two to six months of age during the month of June.

While some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, Mountain View Humane has performed more than 2,800 pediatric spay/neuter surgeries since 2010.

“Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Kelly Cass, Executive Director. “But by then, it can be too late. By then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”

This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Did You Know?” promotion when they call to schedule their appointment. Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Mountain View Humane will provide an estimated 60 puppy and kitten sterilizations for $20 during June. Please visit or call (855) HIP-SNIP for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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