Written by PETA
Today was a lucky
day for black cats: PETA's mobile Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please (SNIP) clinic
got into the spirit of Halloween and "fixed" 44 of the black beauties
for free. What a way to wrap up Cat Week!
If there's one thing scarier than armies of the undead, it's the animal overpopulation crisis.
Every year, millions of unwanted kittens are left at
crowded animal shelters, where many of them must be euthanized
for lack of suitable homes. Others are casually passed around from one
temporary home to the next or are dumped on the roadside.
Just one unaltered
female cat can lead to 370,000 feline descendants in only seven years; an unneutered male cat can help
create limitless litters
of kittens. PETA's mobile clinics have
sterilized more than 75,000 animals since the program's inception in 2001,
preventing the births of hundreds
of thousands of unwanted
kittens and puppies.
Black cats are often the target of cruel people who
torture or kill them around Halloween. Keeping cats inside
is the best way to keep them safe, and if you have an unaltered cat of any
color, make an appointment today to get him or her sterilized. In addition to
preventing unwanted litters, spay and neuter surgeries
eliminate the risk of certain cancers of the reproductive system. It is
the best treat that you can give your cat—any time of year.
If you've already "fixed" your cat, you can
make a donation
to help others do the same and to help keep our SNIP clinic going.
by Heather Faraid Drennan
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