Today is World Spay DayI'm spayed, and I'm sure most of my furry friends are too. I got done at 5 months old and it was at Wood Green, The Animals Charity in London, the wonderful pet rescue shelter that found me and took care of me until I got adopted by Mum. This was back in 2011. Mum took me back there about 3 months after the adoption to get spayed and I wasn't happy, I can tell you! I thought she was going to dump me there because she didn't want me anymore.
You can read about it in my book A Forever Home For Athena which is based on my rescue story. Mum and I have decided to donate 100% of the royalties to 3 of our favourite animal charities
Well, spaying a pet means there will be a reduction in pet homelessness. It's not easy being a homeless pet and I should know as I was one. A tiny kittened dumped in a garden in London. Lucky for me I got rescued and adopted, but there are many homeless strays out there that need help too and many charities run by amazing humans are doing all they can to keep the pet population down.
It's also important that if you are the owner of a pet to make sure you get yours spayed too because not doing so leads to so many problems. Did you know that one un-neutered female cat can be responsible for 20,000 kittens in just five years? (source - Cats Protection). Male cats should be neutered to protect them from catching diseases and being injured from fighting. Neutering can also help stop cats from spraying around the home.
If you live in the UK and on a low income you can find out about Cats Protection's help with financial assistance in getting your cat neutered/spayed by clicking.HERE
Read some spaying/neutering facts from Cats Protection HERE
Read about spaying and neutering from Wood Green, The Animals Charity HERE
ATHENA'S RESCUE STORYAll proceeds from A Forever Home For Athena will be donated to the following charities:
Wood Green The Animals Charity
Greek Cat Welfare Society