Very Cool… Wish More Cities Offered This!
SEAACA & Pet-Connections Offer Exciting No-Cost Spay & Neuter Programs for Indoor-Outdoor Cats to Help Curtail Cat Overpopulation During the Spring Kitten Season
(LOS ANGELES, CA) January 5, 2012 – SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority;www.SEAACA.org) and Pet-Connections, Inc. (www.Pet-Connections.org) are helping cat owners who live in the 14 cities served by SEAACA with the BIG MEOW, a program to provide no-cost spay and neuter services for owned free-roaming cats.
The kitten birthing season, which occurs from spring through fall, can overwhelm animal shelters and pet owners. Thousands of homeless kittens born during this protracted season can pose significant community and health concerns. The birthing period occurs during warmer weather months because that is when female cats breed. With preventive measures, such as the BIG MEOW, pet owners can help control the number of unwanted kittens and cats. Now is a great time to participate in this important program before your pet becomes pregnant. An un-spayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing two litters per year can result in thousands of cats.
The year’s BIG MEOW program features a variety of services for owned free-roaming cats at absolutely no cost to cat owners. Services include spay or neuter, microchip ID (so cats have permanent ID in addition to a collar), vaccines (FVRCP and rabies), one month application of flea and tick control and basic health care at the time of surgery.
“As we enter the ‘Kitten Season’, altering your owned cat helps reduce cat overpopulation and improves the health of your pet,” stresses Dan Morrison, Executive Director of SEAACA. “We believe the BIG MEOW will make a positive impact on our community and its pets.”
In order to participate in the BIG MEOW, cats must be four months to seven years of age. Only owned free-roaming cats are eligible (no feral or wild cats will be accepted). Additionally, cat owners must provide proof of residency in SEAACA service cities and each cat must be in a properly secured kennel or carrier.
To make an appointment and participate in this no-cost program-call the appointment line at 562-803-3301 ext. 251.
For more information about the BIG MEOW or SEAACA, please visit www.seaaca.org..
SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority) provides animal care and control services for 14 cities in southeast Los Angeles County and northern Orange County, including Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate and Vernon. SEAACA’s Animal Care Center located in Downey reunites pet owners with lost pets and assists new pet owners with pet adoptions. SEAACA’s Animal Wellness Clinic, also located in Downey, spays and neuters all adoption animals plus provides vaccinations and micro chipping to the general public.
Pet Connections Inc. is a national organization dedicated to developing coalitions between companion animals, individuals and the community to foster humane treatments of pets with mutual benefits to all concerned. The mission of Pet Connections, Inc. is to bring pets, people and communities together to end animal homelessness through our programs, which include The Pet Transport Program, The Big Meow, The Rescue Registry and Pet Corps Communities.