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Spayed animals no longer feel the need to roam to look for a mate. The result is that they stay home and have less chance of being involved in traumatic accidents such as being hit by a car. They also have a much lower incidence of contracting contagious diseases, and get into fewer fights.
In males, neutering decreases the chances of developing prostatic disease and hernias, and eliminates the chances of developing testicular cancer. It also reduces problems with territorial and sexual aggression, inappropriate urination (spraying) and other undesirable male behaviors.
In Females, spaying decreases the incidence of breast cancer (the rate goes down to almost zero if the spaying is done before the first heat cycle!). It eliminates the chance of developing a serious and potentially fatal infection of the uterus experienced by many mature unspayed animals (pyometra). Spay surgery also eliminates the heat cycle and associated mood swings and undesirable behaviors, messy spotting (in dogs) and the attraction of all available males to your yard.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a program through which free-roaming feral cats (community cats) are humanely trapped, transported to a veterinarian where they are sterilized, rabies vaccinated, left ear-tipped and returned to the outdoor locations where they were found. The ear-tipping of a cat is the universal sign of an altered community cat. This is the most humane, effective, and financially sustainable strategy for controlling free-roaming cat populations and the only proven humane and effective method to manage community cat colonies.
Once TNR is in place, the cats will no longer reproduce; the population will stabilize and eventually decline. TNR programs stop reproduction and therefore mating behaviors such as fighting, roaming, spraying, yowling or fighting stops. This helps the cats become better neighbors to everyone. The cats are rabies vaccinated and are less susceptible to infectious diseases. This will help improve the overall health of the cats. This is a win, win for us all. For more information on TNR please contact us.
Spay and Neuter Kansas City offers Feral Cat Packages for $35 which includes, spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, 24-hour pain injection and ear-tipping. We also offer a trap rental service with a required $50 deposit per trap. For more information, questions, or to schedule to bring a community cat in, please contact our main office
Kansas City, Missouri
Community cats can be dropped off at our Kansas City, Missouri location Monday through Thursday 9 am to 11 am.
All community cats are required to be in a humane, live trap.
Special thanks to Bayer Animal Health for their support of Fight the Bite.