Campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under 6 months old

4x6 PostCardDid you know that kittens can go into heat and get pregnant as early as 4 months old and puppies around 5 months old?  If not sterilized, puppies and kittens can get pregnant and have a litter of their own just two months later. And it’s these accidental litters that end up in animal shelters with no place to call home.

To reduce these accidental births, Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is introducing the Did You Know? Campaign, featuring a special $20 spay or neuter surgery for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June.

While some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

“Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Cate Mansfield, Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic. “But by then, it can be too late. By then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”

This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents.

Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Did You Know?” promotion when they call to schedule their appointment.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide 250 puppy and kitten sterilizations for $20 during June. Please visit www.spayandneuterclinic.org or call 540.437.1980 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic
The Clinic is a 501(c)3 and offers affordable spay/neuter services, transport services, subsidy programs, monthly low-cost wellness clinics, and a pet food pantry.  The Clinic has performed over 100,000 surgeries since first opening in 2005.  For more information, visit www.spayandneuterclinic.org.

About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities, Inc.  is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart stores and our signature adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc.


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