Pet Spay & Neuter
Getting your pets spayed or neutered is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your pet and is key in reducing overpopulation. In the US there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering shelters every year and, tragically, around half of those are euthanized. These are not the offspring of "homeless" street animals, they are the offspring of family pets. Unaltered pets which have outdoor access can breed and contribute to the overpopulation problem. Additionally, statistics show that neutered pets live longer and healthier lives — reducing risks of certain types of cancers and curbing bad behavior. Owning a pet is a commitment to love and take care of that animal, please be a responsible owner and have your pet spayed or neutered.
If you are unable to afford the cost to have your cat fixed by a local vet, Pawsitivity may be able to offer some assistance. The Feral Cat Coalition in Portland offers two options under their "Spay and Save" program - please check here for current prices and explanation of services. In certain instances, we may be able to help transport your cat to and from the FCCO in Portland to be fixed. We will require payment for the surgery and any required paperwork be provided when we pick up your cat (s). Please submit a contact or call/text the number provided.
Additionally, If you have a mother cat with kittens and are willing to let us find homes for the kittens, we will take care of the cost to have the mother spayed.
Reference: Humane Society of the US