Tuesday 26 February 2019

World Spay Day #CharityTuesday

Today is World Spay Day

I'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

Why spay?

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

Tabby spayed cat

Here is a video about Cats Protection Community Neutering

Read some spaying/neutering facts from Cats Protection HERE

Read about spaying and neutering from Wood Green, The Animals Charity HERE


All proceeds from A Forever Home For Athena will be donated to the following charities:

Wood Green The Animals Charity
Greek Cat Welfare Society
Cats Protection



More homeless pets looking for forever homes can be found on my Mum's Pinterest Pet Rescue board.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. As a rescue kitty myself I want to help other rescues find their forever home, so each week on Charity Tuesday I share adoptable cats from Wood Green, the Animals Charity (which is where I was rescued) and some other charities dear to our hearts. Mum and I are so grateful to Wood Green because without them we would never have found each other! 


Eastside Cats said...

Athena, you have a better chance of living longer, and some diseases are almost unheard of for spayed cats!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Athena, thank you for sharing this wonderful post. We had no idea that one cat un-neutered female can cause up to 20,000 kittens in five years. Wow. It's wonderful that you are donating to charity all the profits. Have a wonderful day and thank you again.
World of Animals

pilch92 said...

Excellent post. Thank you for spreading the word. It breaks my heart that my KaTwo is dying of mammary cancer because her original owner never got her spayed so she was already at least 4 when she finally got fixed. XO

Summer said...

My human would never dream of leaving a cat intact!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

What struck me about the picture of you in the post was how it was almost like looking at Bear. I know you're a spotted tabby and Bear's a mackerel - but you both were lucky in the looks department.

Crystal said...

My Daisy Mae Spayed and/or neutered. Great thing you're doing spreading the word. In my opinion, World Spay And Neuter Day should be every day.