Calverton, NY - May 20, 2016 - They may be just babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later. “These precious babies shouldn’t be parents at 5 and 6 months old,” says Pamela Green, Executive Director of the Kent Animal Shelter.
That’s why the 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, the Kent Animal Shelter will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June 2016.
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 residents of Long Island. 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.
The Kent Animal Shelter will provide “Precious, Not Parents” sterilizations for $20 in June only while appointments last. Please visit www.KentAnimalShelter.com or call 631-727-7797 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
About Kent Animal Shelter:
Kent Animal Shelter is a 501C3 organization established in 1968 in Calverton, NY that provides a no-kill haven for homeless animals, adoption services, a spay/neuter clinic, and humane education. More information is available here or by calling 631-727-5731.
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.