Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Striking a Blow Against Pet Overpopulation

My friends at Voices for Animals and the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA just released the final tallies from their 2007 Spay-Neuter Clinic program:

Since one unspayed female cat can produce 30 kittens a year, and each of her daughters can eventually produce 30 kittens a year...pretty soon you're talking about a whole lot of unwanted cats, many of whom do not find homes and end up being euthanized by the SPCA. So spaying or neutering 800 cats in one year is an amazing accomplishment. Thanks and congratulations to both organizations for taking this on.

The Spay-Neuter Clinics are always looking for volunteers (I've done it myself, it's a very well-run program), just call 979-1200 or e-mail to find out how you too can get involved. Scamperdude has a great photo essay that shows exactly what takes place at these Clinics:

p.s. The sweet little kitten in the picture (Violet) is one of the lucky ones -- she and her sister Hermione found a good home last year through an ingenious/nefarious "2-for-1" adoption special at the SPCA -- how could I say no to that??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... that cute little kitten reminds me of our sweet Violet who's no longer with us. I'm glad she found a good home.