SAM Cats – Saskatchewan, Alberta & Manitoba Cats
Since 2009 my wife and I have rescued and fostered nearly 50 cats, mostly kittens.
Over the years we have come to the conclusion that educating people on the benefits of spaying & neutering cats is the most effective way to reduce the number of stray cats in our communities and to help reduce the pressure on animal shelters who care for them.
In 2018 I will be hosting a number of fundraisers to:
A) Assist other cat rescue organizations
B) Promote proper cat care including dispelling myths about getting cats fixed
C) Helping other concerned groups or individuals in other communities promote cat care.
Myths & Facts About Getting Your Cat Fixed
- It is a myth that a female cat should have at least one litter before being fixed.
- Almost half of all cats that enter animals shelters in Canada end up euthanized.
- Getting your cat fixed does not make them fat and lazy.
- Most cats in shelters were pets in which the owner did not want anymore. Letting your cat have kittens and then giving them away, does not solve the problem.
- One cat and her breeding partner can be responsible for hundreds of kittens in just a few years. Getting one cat fixed cat make a HUGE impact.
- Most stray cats were either abandoned, or birthed from an abandoned cat, and will most likely die from starvation, cold weather and by wild animals.
- The cost of spaying and neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for one year.
- Many unneutered pets have aggression problems and often mark their territory with strong-scented urine, which can make the household unbearable. Early neutering can nix aggression.
Let’s change attitudes about spaying and neutering cats.