Friday, November 21, 2014

11/21/2014


  WHY SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR CAT
Article Written by Nomi Berger







The problem of cat overpopulation is a global one and requires a solution on a global scale. But like every journey that begins with a single step, this particular journey must begin with every cat owner in every community, town and city in the country. Those conscientious owners who act responsibly by spaying and neutering their cherished family pets.

Spaying (ovariohysterectomy) is the surgical removal of a female cat's ovaries and uterus, while neutering (castration) is the removal of a male cat's testicles. To minimize discomfort and pain, both procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Most cats are back to their “normal” selves within a few days, the surgery site usually heals within two weeks, and any skin stitches removed by your vet at a follow up appointment.

Did you know that in seven years, an unspayed female and unneutered male cat (and their offspring, if none are spayed or neutered) can result in the births of a staggering 781,250 kittens?

And the inevitable outcome? Hundreds of thousands of cats being euthanized each year through no fault of their own. Why? Because they are the tragic, but avoidable, results of over breeding and overpopulation. Why? Because there are too few shelters to house them and too few homes to either foster or adopt them. Why? Because there are still too many cat owners unwilling to spay and neuter their family pets.


Both intact male and female cats may try to escape their homes in order to roam outside. Neutering your male will eliminate roaming, urine spraying, and fighting with neighborhood cats. Spaying your female will eliminate the estrus or “heat" behavior of yowling that attracts and invites mounting by roaming males.

Despite some owners’ fears, spaying and neutering will not alter their cat's basic personality – except many males will be less aggressive and more docile. Their playfulness, general activity levels, excitement, and vocalization will remain the same. Although neutered males and spayed females may gain weight due to decreased roaming and other sexual behavior outdoors, keeping them active indoors and managing their weight through diet will keep this potential problem under control.


Spaying and neutering cats before the age of six months is growing in popularity and the benefits to their health and well being are well documented. Spayed females are less likely to develop breast cancer and won’t be at risk for either ovarian or uterine cancer. Neutered males won’t develop testicular cancer, and without the need to roam, their risk of being injured or infected by other cats is drastically reduced. And males neutered prior to puberty (six months) won’t develop the large head and thick skin of intact males. Early spaying and neutering may also prevent problem behaviors before they occur and may either eliminate or reduce certain behaviors in older cats.

Imagine if every conscientious cat owner in every community, town and city in the country took responsibility for spaying and neutering their family pets. Imagine what we, as part of the global community, could accomplish then.

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Thank you so much to everyone for your generous gifts from our Amazon wish list!!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

Amazon often does not put packing slips in the boxes and they never give us your contact info so we are not able to personally contact you to thank you.  Please know that we deeply appreciate your kindness and are very grateful to you for your support!


Pixie always love the boxes!
 
This list is from several days of boxes :)

Thank you April Squires for the laundry detergent and dryer sheets!
Thank you Denise Smith for the cat tree!

Thank you Ellie Goodbread for the denamarin tabs, fortiflora, eliminator cleaner, dish soap, cat food and catnip!
Thank you Karen Brown for the fortiflora, cat food, detergent and towels!

Cassie love her toys!

Thank you Kathleen Clements for the cat food, cat toys, litter and sponges!
Thank you Pamela Meese for the cat toys!
Thank you Sabrina Chase for the denamarin tabs!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!

Sterling like his toys!



As you do your Christmas shopping we hope you will use smile.amazon when you shop at amazon, they will donate money to us from them not you for everything you buy from them.
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Thank you to the wonderful people who share their auctions with the cats! 
 You may find lots of them at 


Another adorable ebay auction being shared so generously with the cats! 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171550281292?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Gina having fun in the tunnel!


 One vote every 24 hours.

Morris would like everyone to vote!


Please hold on to your money, Calendars
Coming Soon!!!!
We will start taking preorders soon for calendars and will try to ship them by  the 1st of December. They make great Christmas gifts and what a great way to start the new year with one!





Don't forget we have our annual Christmas tree decorating fundraiser! It makes a great gift for someone who has everything! Here is the link:  http://blindcatrescue.com

Pepper waiting for your christmas wishes!



Do you walk or run?  The Droid app is finally ready.  If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!

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