Carson City residents can spay or neuter their cats free in April
Nevada Humane Society will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of Community Cat, PetSmart Charities’ spay and neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats.
If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of kittens each spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher euthanasia rates.
Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle can be beneficial, improving the health of the cat by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
This free rate is available to all residents of Carson City and Washoe County through April. Residents feeding free-roaming cats who wish to take advantage of the offer must mention the Community Cat campaign when scheduling their appointment, which are based on availability.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 775-856-2000, ext. 333.