Kelly’s Kritters is so fortunate to be able to provide such a service/need in our community. Are you aware that approximately 1.4 million cats are euthanized in shelters per year, 1.1 million of those cats are healthy, yet do not have a home to call their own. It’s becoming more and more difficult to slow the process down. The needs of our community are changing so quickly. Families are struggling to provide everyday Veterinarian care for their pets, in addition to the costs of spaying and neutering. This is why it is so important to adopt from a local shelter. These pets are altered at no additional costs, as it is included in the adoption fee.
Many cats are being abandoned to no fault of their own. A female cat in heat can be very trying, as the vocalization can drive folks to open the door and release the cat out into an environment where there is a male cat just waiting for her. As she becomes pregnant, the owners allow her back into their home as the vocalization has stopped, only to have babies appear in a few weeks. These babies then are given away usually to a family, who again is not able to afford the veterinarian care, so the cycle continues…
Male cats may start to mark their territory, so their family opens the door for them as well, (to impregnate the female cats near and far). Many of these pets are released into trailer parks, apartment complexes, and local farms. These locations become local breeding grounds and become quickly overwhelmed.
Please join us in providing the necessary funds to allow our low cost spay and neuter clinics, food and supplies for all of our little ones before they find their forever homes.