Overpopulation of community cats is a serious concern in most neighborhoods of the United States.
Free-roaming cats face many challenges, their average lifespan of living on their own is 2 years.
Outdoor cats endure extreme weather; cold, heat, rain, and snow. They face starvation, infections, and attacks from dogs, wild animals, or even humans. It is sad to see the many kittens trying to fend for themselves, sick and starving. (Learn more about winter shelter for community cats)
Spaying and neutering all cats is the most humane approach to population control. Sterilization stabilizes the population of community cat colonies and, over time, reduces them.
Spaying and Neutering is beneficial not only for community cats but also for our pet cats. Spayed cats are less likely to develop breast cancer and will not be at risk for ovarian or uterine cancer. Female cats do not go into heat, which in turn means they will not attract tom cats to the area. Neutering males will not only lower the risk of testicular cancer but also reduces the likelihood of injury and infection since intact males have a natural instinct to fight other cats.
The Humane Society of El Paso offers free spay/neuter surgeries for unowned cats (free-roaming, stray, community cats).
For more information contact Patti Hack at 915-242-8835 or email email@example.com