Spaying and Neutering
Most 4Paws cats will be sterilized prior to adoption. If your cat requires spay or neuter prior to adoption, the costs associated with this will be included in the adoption fee. The procedure will be carried out by a trusted veterinary practice.
Why Spay or Neuter
Every year, 10-20 million animals are euthanized in animal shelters and every 1.5 seconds a shelter animal is killed. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years. The only way to stop the overpopulation crisis is to spay or neuter your pets. It’s a simple, relatively inexpensive, and routine procedure that will result in a healthier and happier pet.
MYTH: Spaying or neutering your pet will cause animal obesity.
FACT: After sterilization surgery your cat will require slightly less food. The major contributor to obesity in pets is feeding a dry food diet. Wet food has
significantly less calories than dry food.
MYTH: I can find homes for all the kittens.
FACT: You might be lucky enough to find homes for all the kittens, but your kittens would be taking those opportunities from other homeless cats. There are only so many loving homes to go around. Additional feline births result in unnecessary deaths and euthanizations.
|Metro Ferals, Inc.||Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland|
|Fairfax County Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Program||Fairfax, VA|
|Spay, Inc.||Virginia and DC|
|Animal League of Alexandria||Alexandria, VA|
|Fairfax County Animal Shelter Trap/Neuter/Return Program||Fairfax, VA|
|Potomac Spay Neuter Clinic (Manassas)||Northern VA and DC areas|
|Richmond Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic||Richmond, VA|
|Pets Ltd.||Woodbridge, VA|
|Fredericksburg SPCA||Fredericksburg, VA|
|Alley Cat Allies (For Feral Cats)||Adams Morgan|
|Spay, Inc.||DC and Virginia|
|Humane Rescue Alliance||DC area|