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C2006-23

Dear Christopher Cat

A stray cat came to our house and had kittens. My neighbor took her kittens to the shelter, but I am concerned that the cat will continue to have litters and contribute to the feline overpopulation problem. Where can I have her spayed inexpensively?

Christopher Responds

Congratulations – and thank you – for helping to solve our overpopulation problem.

If everyone contributed just a bit of time and money, the problem would no longer exist.

Your decision to help is timely, because the outdoor cat population explodes each spring and summer.

Indeed, a recent study showed that the free-roaming cat population can double every year.

Contact your local humane society about sterilizing and rabies vaccinating your stray cat. If they don’t provide low-cost spay/neuter services, they can direct you to a program in your area.

Readers without a local cat overpopulation problem can help by contributing to organizations that provide low-cost spay/neuter surgery.

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