My poor, poor, sweet baby angel (and bonus points for you if you get that reference!)!
The spay happened almost a week ago, and I’m ridiculously impressed at how well she’s doing. She’s already running around like crazy (but not too crazy otherwise I’ll stop her and try to calm her down so she doesn’t hurt herself) and being the same old sucky, love-y Leia.
Anyway, this is a short post, but I just wanted to reiterate the importance of spaying or neutering your pets (if you haven’t already done so). One of the things I hate the most is seeing a feral cat on the street; I don’t know if this cat is spayed/neutered or even belongs to someone. More often than not, most cats I see outside are feral and haven’t been fixed.
And what happens when cats aren’t fixed? They reproduce. A female cat’s gestation period is roughly between 60-65 days. There are 365 days in a year. That means that a cat COULD give birth up to six litters. One litter can be up to as many as five cats (which is actually more common in older cats).
Let’s do some simple math: one cat + six litters (three kittens) = 18 kittens.
That’s 18 new kittens that once they reach maturity can have kittens of their own.
So.. fellow animal lovers, I urge you..
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
STOP THE CUTE, CUDDLY MADNESS.
I la-la-looooove cats, but there are already so many stray cats all over the city. And as hard as I wish I could give them all a home, doing this would unfortunately result in my boyfriend leaving me, and me transforming into the crazy cat lady
I’ve secretly always dreamt of being.
Please, please, PLEASE.. spay and neuter your pets!
You can visit Leia’s vet’s website here if you’d like more information. Alternatively, give your neighbourhood SPCA a call and see when they offer their reduced-price spay/neuter clinic!