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Wed, Mar 24 | By Amy Lieberman | 30

NEW YORK — Springtime brings the promise of longer, brighter days, fading into gentler evenings. But the season also comes with an influx of stray and abandoned puppies and kittens, born in the warmer months. New York City animal she… more ›

Shelters Prepare for Kitten and Puppy Season
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Roz A.
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Roz A.
4 years ago

I have contributed to "The Toby Porject" and also bought a nice cap with their logo for a dear friend. He had a yellow lab named Toby who they lost to cancer...

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Mousefur
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Mousefur
4 years ago

I have heard of some vets spaying and neutering at about 10 weeks old, my vet would do it at four months old. I think all shelters should find a way to to have all the kittens and puppies spayed before going home. If that is not possible the shelters need to set up spay/neuter appointments before the animal goes home and let the adopters know it is their responsibility and part of the adoption process to pay for the procedure.

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
4 years ago

The kittens at the shelter always go fast, and the shelter gets money for them, which they don't for the older cats. These adopters might not take an older cat anyway (which I just don't get). We need low cost/free spay/neuter events at all shelters especially TNR programs. We have special low cost days at our local shelter, but only for "friendly" cats. This does not help with the greater feral cat problem.

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

Well I geuss Meow could not have come to us at a better time but I do wish people would adopt the older dogs and cats too.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

SPAY & NEUTER, PEOPLE!

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di
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di
4 years ago

the season is here, and our shelter volunteers picked up five three week old puppies left in a box at the coop, a lady showed up with nine part lab puppies and the shelter already had nine lab cross puppies. Everyone says how cute they are, just a shame they end up at the shelter because someone could not spay or neuter their animal.

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
4 years ago

Perfect reason why we should spay & neuter.Also the dog food companies should lower their prices so that people can afford to feed their animals in such a bad economy.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

this is so true when i worked in the prt store they were dropping kittens off in boxes at night after we closed.

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

I wish more people would have there pets "fixed" and adopt a pet from a shelter instead of purchasing them from breeders and pet stores. There are so many wonderful pets out there that need a home.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i think those of us here would like to see this happen but people are funny. they would rather go out and buy something and pay much more then to the shelter

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

You are absolutely right!

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
4 years ago

To have lowered the euthanasia rate from 75% to between 32 and 33% is remarkable.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

it is almost a dream

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

It is an amazing improvement. I just hope the number can continue to get much lower.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

Cats in the wild will produce more times a year than cats used for breeding. Spay/neuter is so important. Yearly visits to the vet too. Keep up the good work!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i wish they would make the soay/neuter laws tougher

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

kitten season =(
does it never end?!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

It sounds like progress IS being made, but there is still a long way to go before the problem will be (if ever) eradicated.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

Decades ago, I USED to think that a new litter of puppies or kittens was "cute" and of little or no concern. I now know better!

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

A vet had a picture of kittens in his office that said born to die. So sad.

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

that's more literal than people care to see. good for that vet, people SHOULD be more aware whether they want to be or not.

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