One Dollar Today Keeps the Kittens at Bay

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

In honor of Spay Day USA, Santa Barbara County cat owners are being offered $1 spays or neuters for their unaltered cats. This February, the Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance is holding, “$1 today keeps the Kittens at bay,” where owners can get their feline friend(s) spayed or neutered for only $1 with a free a rabies vaccination.

Cats are very efficient breeders and one unaltered cat can contribute up to 500,000 kittens over its lifespan. By spaying or neutering cats or kittens, you can prevent the birth of unwanted litters and decrease cat populations in local neighborhoods and animal shelters. Don’t miss the chance to get your “$1 Today Keeps the Kittens at Bay” appointment today!

The first 200 cats and kittens signed up for an appointment will receive a spay or neuter surgery and a rabies vaccine all for the bargain price of $1. Other treatments are provided at an additional cost. Santa Barbara County cat owners should call one of the following organizations to schedule an appointment:

• SB County Animal Services, Santa Maria Animal Center, at 805.934.6968
• Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, at 805.349.3435
• Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, at 805.688.8224
• Santa Barbara Humane Society, at 805.964.4777
• C.A.R.E. 4Paws, at 968.2273
• VIVA, at 805.735.6741

The Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance, is a collaboration between Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, Santa Barbara Humane Society, C.A.R.E. 4Paws, VIVA, and the Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, and works to help Santa Barbara County pet owners be responsible by ensuring affordable spay/neuter services are available countywide.

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Minibeast Feb 07, 2018 02:34 PM
One Dollar Today Keeps the Kittens at Bay

For those who are interested: There's a program called "Shop and Give Back." I hooked up my Amazon account ("Amazon Smile") and my accounts at Care4Paws, Ralph's and Lazy Acres.------- scroll down to "Shop and Give Back." After you hook up your accounts, a small percentage of your shopping total is given to the charity of your choice. It's simple easy to do and I wish I'd known about this sooner, as I love that as I shop, I am donating also to Care4Paws. (I just had my Border collie vaccinated with their mobile unit----super efficient service and much less $$$ than going to a vet or PetCo clinic.)

Channelfog Feb 06, 2018 10:55 AM
One Dollar Today Keeps the Kittens at Bay

This is a step in right direction. Here in Uruguay, the government of this state, Maldonado, provides free spay and neuter services. They advertise which town they will be in and the date. Mobile surgical equipment is set up in a community center building and everyone shows up with their animal and takes a number to be served. We took our 6 month old street rescue Cimarron mix puppy in to be spayed when they came to Piriápolis. The 3 vets spayed and neutered 74 dogs and cats that day at no cost to owners! Theese devoted vets worked very hard and did excellent work. This is great use of taxpayer dollars, and an example that Santa Barbara County would do well to follow......

Channelfog Feb 07, 2018 12:09 AM
One Dollar Today Keeps the Kittens at Bay

Found a beach town that reminds me of how SB used to be in the 70's; a bit tired and frumpy, but mellow , laid-back, affordable and lovely. Similar climate but more rain and no water shortages.

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