Large quantities of animals can quickly overwhelm the resources of animal shelters providing good reason for owners to sterilize pets and prevent unwanted litters. Did you know that a kitten can give birth to a litter at the slight age of 4 months? Literally, that is a baby having babies. And she can get pregnant again while still nursing that existing litter.

Female dogs and cats in heat put out pheromones that males can detect for miles. Regardless of leg length, they will travel the distance to do what comes naturally to all. They will breed! Often bad genetic pairing of two animals throws puppies or kittens with physical or health flaws causing suffering, illness, and sometimes behavior issues or death. Backyard breeders typically do not act responsibly and therefore the chance of genetic flaws can be passed along to offspring. Responsible breeders pay attention to the lineage of animals they intend to breed, increasing the chance for healthy animals while providing opportunity to improve that breed.

Community Partnership For Pets, Inc. can put you in touch with a shelter or veterinary clinic in your community that offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries.

For information, please contact us at or call us at 828-693-5172. We will be happy to work with you to save as many as we can, one animal at a time.

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