You’ve Gotta Be ‘Kitten’ Me: A Month of Free Cat Spays

Published by Alisa Mullins.

It’s kitten season, which means that animal shelters will soon be flooded with litter after litter of unwanted kittens, far more than can ever find good homes. That’s why PETA’s mobile clinics are making an unprecedented offer: We’re spaying and neutering cats all month long for free. Yes, you read that right: free. Needless to say, PETA’s “Are You ‘Kitten’ Me?” spring event has been a huge hit. Here are just a few of our satisfied customers:

Cat in Carrier at PETA Spay/Neuter Event





Kitten season, the prime breeding time for felines, is the best time to ensure that fewer animals contribute to the companion-animal overpopulation crisis. PETA’s mobile clinics are on track to spay or neuter more than 1,000 animals this month, which will prevent the births of countless kittens. It is estimated that one female cat and her offspring can be responsible for the births of 370,000 kittens in seven years. Right now, there are an estimated 80 million homeless cats nationwide.

Cat Overpopulation peta2 Graphic

As an added benefit of spaying or neutering, sterilized animals live longer and happier lives, are less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system, and are less likely to roam, fight, or contract deadly contagious diseases.


Do you or someone you know in southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina want to take advantage of this lifesaving offer? Make an appointment today by calling 757-622-7382, option 3, or going online to

PETA offers low-cost spay/neuter services year-round. Our fleet of mobile clinics has spayed or neutered more than 113,000 dogs and cats since 2001. By donating to PETA, you can support this lifesaving program and help us make it easier than ever for people to combat animal homelessness by spaying and neutering their animal companions.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind