Kent Animal Shelter Scheduling $20 Spay/Neuters for 210 Puppies, Kittens in June 2014

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Sponsored by PetSmart Charities® “Precious, Not Parents” campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under 6 months old.

Calverton, NY - May 22, 2014 - They may be just babies, but kittens as young as four months and puppies as young as five months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later.  “These precious babies shouldn’t be parents at five and six months old,” says Pamela Green, Executive Director of Kent Animal Shelter.
 
That’s why Kent Animal Shelter, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is introducing the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign. Through the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign, Kent Animal Shelter will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June. 
 
Some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, but 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.
 
“Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Green. “But by then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”
 
This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all Long Island residents. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.
 
Kent Animal Shelter will provide 210 “Precious, Not Parents,” sterilizations for $20 in June. Please visit www.KentAnimalShelter.com or call (631) 727-5731 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 
 
PetSmart Charities’ “Precious, Not Parents” campaign provides more than $593,000 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 12,000 puppies and kittens across the nation during the month of June.  
 
About Kent Animal Shelter:
Kent Animal Shelter is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization that was established in 1968 as a no-kill haven for abandoned, neglected or abused animals. More information about Kent Animal Shelter is available at kentanimalshelter.com.
 
About PetSmart Charities:
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.
 
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PSA or short blurb:
Puppies and kittens can get pregnant at 4 months of age. Get them fixed for $20 in June because unplanned births create millions of pets with no home. Call Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 or visit KentAnimalShelter.com. Pets must be under six months of age. Funded by PetSmart Charities.
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