Homeless cats have a way of finding our home and some of them decide they’re going to stay. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), not all the cats have long lives with us. I try not to get too attached, it’s tough loosing an animal you’ve grown to love, but nevertheless, as a responsible pet owner, I feel I have to take care of them. And that is one of the reasons I am thankful for The Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control.
For only forty bucks, they spay or neuter your cat and give it a rabies shot and a microchip. Technically, I own three cats that I have no idea what happened to. Out in the woods, 4 miles from pavement like we are, the stray population is unlike anywhere else around. It’s really no wonder we get the amount of strays we do. The wild animal population out here is also unlike surrounding areas, and… well, it’s the circle of life I guess.
At any rate, I do not wish to be a cat lady who has a hundred cats but I don’t really see a sensible alternative. They would need to open another ward to deal with the amount of strays out here each year. Besides, I can’t even think of what could happen if they don’t find a home. I’d rather pay forty bucks. I try to have an attitude that they are just another animal, and whatever happens to them happens. It’s going to be hard with this one though. She is such a sweetie, sort of. She’s picky and she’s tough. She is very much respected and she’s just a tiny little thing. “Miss Kitty” goes in Thursday for her appointment.
I didn’t want to wake her up, better picture tomorrow.
Here’s a link to their website. For everyone not in Palm Beach County, Florida, try searching for “spay shuttle” in your area. The way it works here is you call and leave a message (561-233-SPAY), they will call you back and tell you what day to bring your pet in. Drop off is 8 AM and pickup is 3 PM. Why spend hundreds at the vet when you don’t need to? Thursday will be the fourth time the shuttle has been my solution!
As Bob Barker would say, “Don’t forget to spay or neuter your pets!”
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