World Spay Day Free Cat Fix-a-thon!
Cat Spay/Neuter Services Fees Waived on February 28
Applications are closed for this special event. Thank you for your interest in our World Spay Day event. Due to an overwhelming response, we have filled all of the appointments for the day and are no longer accepting applications. We urge you to apply for our SNIP program, which offers low-cost services for qualified applicants. Thank you.
Lollypop Farm is celebrating World Spay Day 2017 by waiving the spay/neuter fees for cats on February 28th. World Spay Day is an international day of action to promote sterilization as a way to save animals’ lives. Our goal is to spay/neuter 100 cats during the day, while waiving the fees for qualified pet owners.
Read through the following information about the special event and the qualification for you and your cat!
World Spay Day 2017 General Information
- Space is limited! Open to the first 100 qualifying applications.
- Cat owners and cats must meet specific qualifications to participate. See below.
- Services provided by appointment only at Lollypop Farm’s Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic in Fairport.
- Appointments will be scheduled on Tuesday, February 28th, throughout the morning and early afternoon. Pick-ups will be scheduled approximately 4 hours after the appointment time. You must be available to drop-off and pick-up your pet at those times.
- No follow-up appointments are needed.
- Post-op care instructions are provided at discharge.
- One cat per application. If you have more than one cat, please fill out a separate World Spay Day application for each cat.
- One-day only event. Rescheduling will require participants to pay regular SNIP fees.
- On World Spay Day only, the service is provided free of charge. We request a $10 donation of per cat.
Pet owners must meet one of the following criteria:
- Receive Public Assistance (NYS TAP, SNAP, HEAP, DSS, SSI, SSDI, unemployment, disability, Medicaid)
- Fall below 2017 HUD Income Guidelines
- Full-time college student
- Military Service Member or Veteran
Cats must be:
- Be between the ages of 4 months and 6 years
- Be in good health
- Have no history of aggression
What Is Included?
During the World Spay Day 2017 event, all cats will receive:
- Spay or Neuter surgery with anesthesia and pain medicine
- Rabies & Distemper Vaccinations (required unless proof of vaccination is provided)
- General Exam
- Nail Trim
Unlike our regular SNIP program, we will not be providing services for dogs or offering additional optional services. Dog owners and those in need of additional services should apply to SNIP.
What is Spay/Neuter?
Spaying (female) and neutering (male) are surgical procedures performed by a veterinarian remove a dog or cat’s reproductive organs. The pets are then unable to breed.
- Spay/Neuter will increase your dog/cat’s chance of a longer, healthier life by reducing the risk of cancer.
- Spaying/Neutering your dog/cat reduces his/her likelihood to roam, spray/mark (cats), or have aggressive behaviors.
- One unaltered dog/cat and his/her offspring can produce thousands of puppies/kittens in a lifetime.
- There are more cats/dogs than available homes. Spay/Neuter ensures that your pet will not contribute to the number of pets in shelters each year.
Should I still spay/neuter if my dog or cat is always indoors?
Yes, when an animal is in heat, they follow their natural instincts and can escape from your home/leash to gain access to other animals.
Will it change my dog or cat’s personality?
No, your dog or cat may be less likely to exhibit certain behaviors like humping, spraying/marking, aggression, and roaming, but his/her personality will not change.
Shouldn’t I allow my female animal to have one litter before spaying?
No, this is a myth! Pets who are spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.