We have a male cat who showed up at our house a few months ago. We’re not sure where he came from and it’s clear that he’s not neutered. We’re considering taking him in to get neutered but aren’t sure if we want to take on the responsibility of cat ownership.
Looking For A Fix in Forest West
Dear Looking For A Fix,
In short, if you’re able to, you should definitely step up to the plate and get this cat fixed–and soon! There’s no doubt about it, neutering eases the strain of behavior issues and lessens the overpopulation of cats in our neighborhoods. A less invasive surgery than spaying, a neuter typically doesn’t even require stitches–only a dab or two of glue–and this boy will be back to his old (albeit, calmer and less intense) self in no time at all.
Neutered male cats are far less territorial, so less-likely to spray urine to mark their territory. Another bonus: Once neutered, their urine won’t smell (quite) as stinky. Also, neutering makes male cats much more docile, less likely to fight other cats and easier to socialize and handle. Sounds good, right? Are you ready to nip the problem of cat overpopulation in the (ahem) buds?
Super Bowl Weekend Adoption Events:
Are you ready to add a feline friend to your home team? If so, head to the Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) “Felines on the Field,” event to celebrate Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl V on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the shelter (17555 Katy Freeway). During this event, all cat adoption fees will be waived–that means you can adopt for FREE! Don’t fumble your chance at scoring the best touchdown of the season!
But Wait…There’s MORE!
On Sunday, Feb. 4, at CAP, take advantage of their Animal Planet “Puppy Bowl” event and enjoy waived adoption fees for BOTH cats and dogs from the hours of 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.! To learn more about these events, contact CAP at www.cap4pets.org.
Do you have a question for Tabby? If so, email her at dear firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet of the Week
Meet Astra. This show-stopping beauty was once a stray but has done well in foster care and now knows some commands. She is even crate-trained! Astra has a dominant personality, so she might do better as an only dog, but potential adopters are encouraged to bring their resident dogs to meet her to see if there’s chemistry. Astra is playful, loveable and never meets a stranger. If you’d like to know more about Astra, visit www.cap4pets.org.