Roseville, CA -With the arrival of hot summer weather, an increasing number of homeless kittens are arriving at area animal shelters.  Thousands of kittens will be born in Placer County this year, and many of them will not have a loving home waiting for them.  Too many of them will end up at animal shelters or perish outdoors.

       Throughout the month of July, the Placer SPCA will issue vouchers for free spay and neuter assistance for all cats in Placer County. Residents can have their own cats or neighborhood feral or free-roaming cats altered through this program.

“Spaying and neutering prevents suffering,” said Leilani Fratis, Placer SPCA CEO. “There simply aren’t enough homes for all the cats that will be born this year.”

Cats can get pregnant as young as four months of age, and can easily have three or more litters in a year.  That means it does not take long for one unaltered female cat to be responsible for dozens of cats needing food, attention, and medical care.

Through Placer SPCA’s Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), Placer County residents can request a voucher for free spay or neuter surgery at a local participating veterinary clinic or a mobile clinic held twice monthly in partnership with AnimalSave, based in Grass Valley.

 To request a voucher, Placer County residents are encouraged to call the SNAP hotline at (916) 782-7722, ext. 201 or (530) 885-7387, ext. 201, or visit

  The source for local companion animal welfare expertise, the Placer SPCA offers many services for the pets and people of Placer County. Learn more at

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