The Brevard Humane Society is reminding residents they have partnered with Florida Animal Friend, Inc. to provide FREE sterilization of community cats. With approximately $8,000 in remaining funds the Brevard Humane Society is hosting a massive Spay-A-Thon on Saturday, July 13th with the hope of spaying/neutering 100 cats free of charge to the community. These vital spay and neuter surgeries will be held in conjunction with several local area veterinarians at the Brevard Humane Society’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic located at 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa beginning at 8:00am.
“We’re thrilled and grateful to be partnering with Florida Animal Friends on this initiative,” says said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. “Spaying and neutering, and responsible pet ownership are essential in the effort to reducing populations of free-roaming and community cats. Each cat fixed brings us one paw closer to reducing the number of homeless cats in our community.”
Just one un-altered female cat and her mate can produce 11,801 kittens within five years, due to frequent breeding cycles that can begin as early as five months of age. In addition to the behavioral benefits (reducing or eliminating spraying, incessant howling, aggression, fighting, and other undesirable, and often stressful, behaviors) of spaying/neutering, the procedure can also help cats live a longer, healthier life by virtually eliminating the risk of reproductive organ cancers and disorders.
To qualify, a card or letter showing proof of eligibility must be issued in the pet owner’s name and presented prior to the time of surgery. Spay and neuter surgeries will be by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 321.636.3343 ext. 206. Applications may also be obtained directly on the Brevard Humane Society’s website by visiting: https://brevardhumanesociety.org/health-wellness/.