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In mid-June, the North Platte Animal Shelter was flooded with cats and kittens and faced with the dilemma of reducing numbers.

As an incentive to adopt from the shelter, Paws-itive Partners offered gift certificate discounts for any cat or kitten adopted before July 1. As a result, in just 10 days, gift certificates went with 31 cats and kittens that were adopted into new homes.

New adoptive families are expected to use Paws-itive Partners’ spay and neuter gift certificates as soon as possible and at any veterinary clinic in the Lincoln County area.

Paws-itive Partners reminds pet owners, cats and dogs alike, to spay and neuter.

In the United States, millions of healthy cats and dogs are euthanized every year because there aren’t enough people who adopt. Sterilization is the most humane and effective way to prevent pet overpopulation and reduce euthanasia.

Paws-itive Partners member Susan Kubart reported that the April 2013 "Love My Cat" campaign was a howling success.

“We were able to help spay and neuter 354 cats," Kubart said. "We had such a great response from pet owners that clinics needed to extend April’s Love My Cat campaign into May to complete the surgeries.

“We appreciate the clinics that are so supportive of our efforts and the media who helps us spread the word," she said. "We can’t say enough good things about the clinics and media. We wouldn’t be able to help so many people and pets without them."

Kubart hopes that with Paws-itive Partners, veterinary clinics and the media working together, someday euthanizing homeless pets in our area can become a thing of the past.

The public is reminded that Paws-itive Partners’ mission is to make spaying and neutering of cats and dogs available to every pet owner.

Low- to moderate-income pet owners can go on line to Paws-itive Partners’ website for an application for financial assistance.

For questions, call Jo Mayber at 308-532-8814.

Thanks to Jo Mayber for this information.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/5/2013
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