2013: A Spay Odyssey
Feb. 15, 2013: In honor of World Spay Day the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) boldly sets out to alter 500 cats in one week. ASAP is offering 500 free spay/neuter surgeries the week of March 4 in five locations around the Portland/Vancouver metro area.
World Spay Day is an annual occurrence that aims to highlight spay/neuter as a proven means of ending pet overpopulation and is part of a global, united effort to end the euthanasia and suffering of companion animals.
What: 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery appointments will be available the week of March 4–8.
How to Qualify: Cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health Plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.
Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for March 4–8 only. Visit the Spay & Save website for more details on clinic locations and how to qualify.
The free spay/neuter surgeries are being offered through the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program. ASAP is a coalition of the greater Portland area's leading animal welfare organizations and the veterinary community. The Spay & Save program aims to keep struggling families and their pets together and reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters every year—23,574 in 2010 alone. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies.