Update: Placer SPCA no longer offering free spay/neuters
Roseville, Calif. – It’s an all-too-common problem: Too many unwanted cats find themselves homeless or, because of overpopulation, spend a long time waiting to be adopted into a forever home.
There are health benefits for a pet, as well, according to the Humane Society. Spaying or neutering your pet can increase their longevity by reducing the risk of certain types of cancers and infections.
“Spaying or neutering of pets is the responsibility of the pet owner and the right thing to do for a furry family member to prevent unhealthy overpopulation situations,” said Placer County Animal Services Director Wesley Nicks.
While the the Placer SPCA no longer offers free spay and neutering, there are a very limited amount of coupons for discounts. These are available to Placer County residents only.
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.