Last spring, we rescued 46 kittens from one home. That rescue alone highlights how quickly a situation can spin out of control.
A woman had agreed to care for two female cats. Before she knew it, they each had two litters — in a single year. Because one female cat can produce up to 240 kittens over a five-year period, we reacted immediately by sending mobile clinic to the property, where 20 adult cats were spayed and neutered. The rest - 46 kittens - came back to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
This situation highlights the importance of spaying and neutering pets, especially cats, which can produce more than one litter per year.
Since Spay it Fourward began in 2000, more than 15,000 animals have been sterilized. Please help us ensure this important program continues by making a donation today.
Because our shelter is 100 percent donor funded, we rely on donations from our community of animal lovers to ensure the continuation of many of our life-saving programs. This year, the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust, Two Seven Oh, Jack Harris and the Bissell Pet Foundation have agreed to multiply each donation dollar for Spay it Fourward by four! This is a GREAT opportunity to donate to this program because every dollar you donate will be quadrupled!
The Spay It Fourward Program is instrumental in ending the heartbreaking cycle of pet overpopulation. The benefits of this low-cost spay/neuter program to the community are endless, but the funds are not. Because this program is used extensively, we are always in need of funding.
Please join us in our crusade to prevent hundreds of unwanted kittens and puppies from being born by making a donation to support Spay it Fourward today.