Spay and Neuter Facts
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Spay and Neuter Clinics
- Spay Today 303 984-7729
- Downtown Animal Care Center 303 595-3561
Spay and Neuter. Just the Facts.
Each day in the United States, 10,000 humans are born and 70,000 puppies and kittens are born! As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals.
An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:
1 year: 12
2 years: 67
3 years: 376
4 years: 2,107
5 years: 11,801
6 years: 66,088
7 years: 370,092
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077 (http://catnet.stanford.edu/articles/cat_overpopulation.pdf)
Most people don't know that a cat can have her first litter at the age of five months, and just one litter means that more good homes must be found! That is why there are so many strays and why our shelters are full of cats. Be ever so kind to your cat . . . SPAY/NEUTER BY THE AGE OF FIVE MONTHS
You can help! Sponsor a spay or neuter for a rescued cat at Almost Home Adoptions by donating now!