Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will offer free spay and neuter surgeries on Tuesday, Oct. 15. This event is open to domestic cats belonging to all residents of Palm Beach County. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s goal is to spay/neuter a total of 150 cats this day.
Peggy Adams is working hard to help end euthanasia due to pet-overpopulation by providing affordable services to Palm Beach County pet owners. In addition to being spayed/neutered, each cat will be given a FVRCP+CH vaccine, a rabies vaccine and will be microchipped. Palm Beach County Ordinance 98-22 requires cats to be spayed or neutered and microchipped by four months of age unless medically contraindicated.
All cats participating in this event will be microchipped unless they already have a microchip. Pain meds and e-collars are strongly recommended and available for an additional charge.
Pet owners can submit an application and review pre- and post-surgical instructions online at www.peggyadams.org/spay-day. Space is limited to 150 cats, so apply now. Check-in time is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Check-out time is 5 p.m. Cats must arrive in a secure, size-appropriate cat carrier. No cardboard carriers allowed, and one cat per carrier.
“There are so many reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered,” said Dr. Beth Keser, director of medical services at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Most importantly, it’s a known fact that pets who are spayed or neutered live longer and healthier lives. From a community perspective, if we can stop the overpopulation issue in the county, this would have a direct impact on the number of animals that enter the shelter. Did you know that thousands of homeless animals enter shelters each year? We try our best, but, unfortunately, many do not find their forever home. Spaying/neutering is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for cats and dogs. It’s proven to be the most effective way to control the pet population.”