Thursday, July 25, 2024

Operation Feline Fix: GTHS Offers Discounted Fees for Cat Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Do you know anyone who wants to adopt fifty cats? Neither does the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS), who have announced, “Operation Feline Fix”, a special promotion running until July 31, aimed at making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable for cat owners to help reduce the feline populations in our communities.

As part of this initiative, the GTHS is offering discounted fees for cat spay and neuter surgeries at their on-site animal hospital on Tenth Line in Collingwood. The special rates are $175 for spay appointments and $150 for neuter appointments. This significant discount is designed to encourage responsible pet ownership and help manage the local cat population.

Spaying and neutering are crucial steps in ensuring the health and well-being of our feline friends,” said Dr. Stephanie Dam, Director of Veterinary Medicine at the GTHS. “By offering these services at a reduced cost, we hope to make them accessible to more pet owners, ultimately benefiting the entire community.”

Why Spaying/Neutering is Beneficial to the Community:

  • Reduces Overpopulation: Spaying and neutering help control the pet population, reducing the number of stray and homeless animals. Did you know that one unaltered female cat can produce three litters per year with average litter sizes ranging from four to six kittens? In fact, it may be estimated that one intact female and one intact male, plus their offspring, can produce more than 400,000 cats in their cumulative lifetime.
  • Promotes Healthier Pets: Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to develop certain cancers and infections, contributing to longer, healthier lives.
  • Helps Reduce Behavioural Issues: Neutered males are less likely to roam, mark territory, or display aggression. Spayed females will not go into heat, which will reduce the attraction of male cats.
  • Enhances Community Well-Being: A controlled pet population means fewer strays, which can decrease the spread of diseases and lower the risk of injuries from animal attacks.

The GTHS remains committed to promoting animal well-being and supporting pet owners through a variety of programs and services. Operation Feline Fix is just one example of the ongoing efforts by the GTHS to help improve the lives of animals and their human companions in South Georgian Bay.

Cat owners interested in taking advantage of this promotion can easily book their appointments online. Visit gths.ca/gths-animal-hospital to secure a spot for your cat today. Appointment times are filling up quickly, so early booking is recommended.

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