Earlier-Age Spay and Neuter Gains Momentum

Alley Cat Allies has long supported pediatric spay and neuter, which is performed when healthy kittens are about 2 months old and weigh 2 pounds. Now the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other veterinary groups are slowly moving in this direction. In a recent decision, the AVMA endorsed a recommendation that veterinarians spay and […]

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Move to Earlier-Age Spay and Neuter Gains Momentum

Changing the thinking around the decades-old practice of spaying and neutering cats at the age of 6 months has long been a challenge. Although research has shown that healthy kittens can be safely neutered at earlier ages, it wasn’t generally accepted by many veterinarians and shelters. Until now. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has […]

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Beat The Heat®: Spay and Neuter Today

Did you know? Winter is the ideal time to spay and neuter community cats to get ahead of kitten season and end the breeding cycle before it starts. Every year animal shelters experience a rise in the number of kittens brought to the shelter throughout spring and summer. It’s a difficult time for animal shelters […]

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The Wait is Over When Her Weight is Over 2 Pounds

We’re getting the word out! Kittens can be safely spayed or neutered at 2 months old, or as soon as they weigh 2 pounds. The Benefits Veterinarians who spay or neutered kittens at 2 pounds (typically 2 months old) report that it is an easier, faster procedure. The patients recover quickly and it is the […]

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Alley Cat Allies Urges Communities to ‘Beat The Heat®’–Spay/Neuter Before Kitten Season

Winter is prime breeding season for outdoor cats; Trap-Neuter-Return ends the breeding cycle For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014 Contact: JOHNNIE SIMPSON, [email protected] or (240) 482-3895 or FRANCIE ISRAELI, [email protected] or (202) 207-1134 BETHESDA, MD—Spaying and neutering outdoor cats as part of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs becomes even more important during mid-winter, when communities can get […]

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