“Where’s Austin” Wednesday February 13th

This past Wednesday I took a trip to our operating room to hang with our veterinary technician. Being there (and the fact that it felt like it was 50 degrees outside) reminded me so much of spring; and with spring at The Bangor Humane Society comes what we like to call ‘kitten season’! When it begins to warm up, the kittens and pregnant mom cats start to flow in to the humane society at a rapid pace. Although I do love any fellow feline that walks into the building, we have so many little ones coming in that I can hardly keep up!

In an effort to prevent so many unwanted litters coming in to the shelter, we are honoring the national spay and neuter awareness month of February by reminding the public about our low income spay/neuter voucher program for cats and dogs. It’s easier than one would think to spay or neuter using the voucher; all you have to do is come in with proof that you are on some sort of state assistance (such as food stamps, Maine Care, or SSI) with your license or state ID. We can then give you a voucher that you can take to any of our participating vets! For more information on the program, we ask that you please call or come in. Additionally, if you are looking to add a new furry friend to your life, I’d like to remind you that all of our pets are all spayed or neutered before they go home!

Did you know that 1 unspayed female cat, her mate, and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 3 surviving kittens per litter, can total 11,606,077 cats in 9 years?! Holy moly that’s a lot of felines! And now, taking a cue from Bob Barker and Drew Carey of The Price Is Right, please help control the pet population – have your pets spayed or neutered!