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40,000 reasons to spay

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ONE female cat can produce an average of 12 kittens a year, and, if those kittens (and so on) are not spayed/castrated, in only six years there will be a staggering 40,000 extra cats!

Letting your cat have kittens may seem like a fun thing to do. Some even believe it’s healthier for the cat. Neither is true. Having a litter of kittens in no way alters the maturity level of the cat, either physically or mentally. In most cases, it’s hard to find good homes for all the kittens, even if they are advertised as being “Free to a Good Home”.

A difficult labour, kitten mortality, and potential health problems in the mother can take all the fun out of the experience. Most people end up wishing they had never allowed their female to have a litter.

In addition, mammary cancer is the third-most-common cancer in cats, and, undetected, this condition is almost always fatal. Cats who have been spayed have a 40-60% lower risk. Also, unspayed cats can develop severe uterine diseases.

There are many reasons to spay your female cat. Not only does it eliminate many medical and behavioural problems, it probably adds years to their lives, or, at least, provides them with more-comfortable, less-stressful existences. Cats Welfare can secure inexpensive spaying for your cat; please contact us for details.

Cat of the week: Lily-Anna

Everybody “oohs and aahs” when they see a tiny kitten; rightly so, but adult cats deserve attention, too, especially when they are as lovable and friendly as Lily-Anna.

Not only is she a beautiful cat to look at, she is extremely gentle and playful, and totally used to home life. She is neutered, microchipped, leukaemia negative and vaccinated. She is a three-year-old, grey-coated young lady, perfect for a family with busy lives, or anyone who doesn’t have the time (and you do need time) to look after a kitten.

Contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-tenerife.com or ring or WhatsApp Maria (English) on 646629129, seven days a week 9-6pm, or Sandra (Spanish and German) after 6pm on 671282773. All cats and kittens go on trial, so you can be sure you’ve made the right decision.

Our shop

We always need cat food, litter, sheets, towels bedding etc. for the cats and kittens in our care, and also good quality/condition items for sale in our shop.

Items in good condition can be dropped into the shop on San Blas, Golf del Sur (behind Hiperdino). It is open seven days a week, 10-6pm, Saturdays 10-4pm.

If you don’t have transport, or have large, bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate, please ring Mark on 636590557, and he will arrange collection from you.

 

 

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