SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Santa Barbara County Animal Services is holding a special “Cat Nips N Chips” promotion next month, where owners can get their feline friends a fee-waived spay and neuter.
The promotion also includes a $14 microchip. One unaltered cat can contribute up to 500,000 kittens over the course of its lifespan due to frequent breeding cycles that can start as early as five months old. Each spring, shelters across the nation are inundated with far more animals than there are potential adopters. Spaying or neutering kittens and cats helps prevent the birth of thousands of unwanted litters, Jessica Wiebe, spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Public Health Department, said in a news release.
“Being able to offer such promotions to help reduce the overpopulation of pets is a crucial piece of the animal sheltering puzzle that we are proud to offer our community,” Ms. Wiebe said in a statement.
To take part in the promotion, call the Project PetSafe Team at 805-934-6988. Vaccines are also available at an additional cost.