The spay and neuter project known as “Love My Cat” will begin June 1 and continue through the month. All veterinary clinics in North Platte are participating.
The project is a cooperative effort between the clinics, Paws-itive Partners, and P.A.L. s (Prevent-A-Litter) to prevent overpopulation of cats and kittens.
Pet owners have the opportunity to get their cats spayed or neutered for $25. Veterinary clinics are reducing fees and Paws-itive Partners and P.A.L.s is helping to pay the balance.
“Last fall, we had a wonderful response to Love My Cat,” said Jo Mayber, Paws-itive Partners president. “Every year, millions of cats and dogs are needlessly euthanized because of overpopulation and spay and neuter is the only way to stop the problem. Paws-itive Partners wants everyone to practice responsible pet ownership.”
Last years’ Love My Cat helped with 501 feline surgeries. The project was so successful, veterinary clinics had waiting lists for surgery.
During this year’s Love My Cat project, no pet owner will be turned down, but Paws-itive Partners hopes the project’s resources can focus most on low- to moderate-income pet owners. People who are able to afford their own pet care are asked to do so and allow Love My Cat to help lower income pet owners, Mayber said.
Cat owners are encouraged to contact their clinic in North Platte to schedule appointments as soon as possible.
If pet owners have questions about Love My Cat they can call their clinic or Mayber at 308-532-8814.