Take a SPAYcation and Fix Every Cat in Your Home for Free!
May 28, 2013: Summer vacations are a family tradition. This June 17-21, you can take all of your cats and kittens on a Spaycation...for free!
The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering free spay & neuter surgeries for cats and kittens this June. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.
Qualified cat owners are eligible for free surgeries June 17 – June 21. Kittens need to be at least eight weeks old and weigh 2.5 pounds. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians, and costs are subsidized through charitable donations. Over 500 spay/neuter surgery spots will be available as part of this campaign.
"As the days get longer, the cats start to reproduce at a much higher rate. Two cats can become 100 cats in a matter of months," said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine and ASAP Spay & Save volunteer. "With 17,000 cats entering our area shelters annually, we need to focus on finding good homes for them, without a flood of kittens adding to the overpopulation."
What | Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgeries will be available June 17 – 21. Spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens (8 weeks or older; 2.5 pounds; and healthy)
When | June 17 - June 21, 2013
How to Qualify | To qualify, cat owners must receive government assistance (such as Medicaid, Oregon Health Plan, WIC, SNAP/food stamps, SSI, Section 8, TANF, etc.), and live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark County. Individuals feeding unowned feral or stray cats need not meet income requirements.
Where | Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at several convenient locations across the Portland/Vancouver Metro area. Transportation may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.
How | Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own. Call 503-797-2606 for stray/feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for June 17 – June 21, 2013 only.
Spay & Save Works to Reduce Pet Overpopulation
The low-cost spay/neuter surgeries are being offered through the Spay & Save program. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies. Special thanks to PetSmart Charities® and the Fund for Second Nature for their grant support. Visit Spay & Save for details on qualifying, addresses of surgery locations, and more.
The Spay & Save program is organized and managed by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). ASAP is a coalition of the leading animal welfare organizations and veterinary community of the greater Portland area. The Spay & Save program is working to reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters each year—over 17,000 in 2012 alone.
Donate to Help Pets in Need
Make a difference in the lives of animals. The pets at OHS rely entirely on your donations for food, shelter, and medical care. Though it's easy to make a donation on your state tax form, you can also make an online donation if you prefer.