Neuter a Tom Cat Day 2017

Neutered Cats Are Happy Cats

We are pleased to once again partner with the Cedar Bend Humane Society and local veterinarians to help reduce the stray and feral cat population in the Cedar Valley.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, we will be getting snippy with those Tom Cats for our annual Neuter a Tom Cat Day. We hope to keep 30 frisky felines from spreading their seeds this spring.

What You Need to Do

  1. Give us a call 319-232-5292. Having a tail count helps us plan for the gift sacks.
  2. Drop off by 11 am. We will let you know when the gonads are gone (usually between noon-1).
  3. $20 cash donation for CBHS. Good cause, great group–it’s only $10 per testicle!
  4. One cat per carrier. They’ve just lost their marbles, is a little privacy too much to ask?

Other Neuter a Tom Cat Day Fine Print

  1. Cats will be ear tipped. We aren’t nuts. Ear tipping indicates to humans the cat is neutered (or spayed). Other cats just think it’s cool.
  2. Cats will get a free Rabies vaccination as their parting gift. Sorry, no bag of frozen peas this year.

What if the Mr. is a Mrs.?

Cat anatomy dictates spays are more involved than neuters. We are not able to honor the $20 Neuter a Tom Cat Day offer on spays. Please consider using the services of the Iowa Humane Alliance in Cedar Rapids. They offer wonderful pricing on safe spays and neuters of stray and feral cats. It’s worth the short drive.

Spaying an outdoor cat is a time and financial commitment. It’s the right thing to do. It raises your karma points and stops the spread of kittens.

Anything Else?

Work responsibly and humanely to reduce the stray and feral cat population. Be informed on your choices and the consequences.

Understand this isn’t a “one size fits all” issue. Each stray cat or feral colony is unique. Each situation has a variety of humane solutions.

Are you dealing with a single friendly, stray cat outside your back porch? Or do you live rurally and have a feral colony? Or do you have cats (whether stray or feral) in close proximity to schools, restaurants, nursing homes, or other places where the spread of disease should be a concern?

There are resources to help find humane solutions to this problem. Please do a little homework. We’d be happy to share our thoughts.