The Cortland Community Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
The Cortland County SPCA is working with the Cortland County Health Department in hosting Rabies Vaccination clinics on Mondays, June 3, June 10, and July 15, from 7:00pm-9:00pm p.m. June 3 & July 16 will be at the Armory, 25 Wheeler Avenue in Cortland, and June 10 will be at the County Office Building.
Cat owners: Please bring your cats in carriers.
$10 donation suggested.
Spay and Neuter!
Angelina proud mother of Andrew, Austin and Allison were discovered abandoned in a cardboard box and brought to the shelter January 18. This scenario will be repeated over and over again this spring and summer.
You can help stop this cycle. Now is the “purrfect” time to spay your female cat!!
Now is when she will likely be going into heat and spaying her now means two to three fewer litters of kittens to find homes for this year. An estimated 35,000 kittens are born in America every day. Cats can have two to three litters of kittens per year, starting as early as 4 months of age, with litters averaging 4 kittens but commonly can be 6 or 8 per litter. Some cats may go into heat and become pregnant again as soon as one week after having a litter! Heat cycles generally last an average of seven days but may be as long as 21 days. If a female cat doesn’t mate and become pregnant, she may go back into heat repeatedly, with only brief periods of non-heat.
Spaying a cat before her first heat is easier and safer. Recent evidence also suggests that spaying a cat before six months of age significantly decreases her risk of mammary cancer. Spaying in general reduces or eliminates the risk of mammary tumors, ovarian and/or uterine infection or cancer.
By the way, this is the “purrfect” time to neuter your male cat. He’ll be less likely to roam, less likely to spray or fight with other cats and his risk for testicular cancer is eliminated.
We can help. Check out our Spay/Neuter webpage for details including pricing or call 607-344-0014.
Check out our latest newsletter here!
Our first adoption for 2013 was Tia, a playful, four-month-old domestic short hair.She was adopted by the family that had previously adopted Tipper from us. Seems Tipper needed a playmate and Tia is a purrfect match.
You might remember Sarah’s Santa photo/story last week. We made a deal with Kitty, our Board President (who happens to love Sarah), that if Sarah wasn’t adopted by Christmas she would officially become our shelter cat. Sarah was not adopted, and keeping to my word...Sarah is now the Cortland Community SPCA’s feline ambassador!!! She spends most of her time quite happily in the office with us. She doesn’t really like other cats...or dogs for that matter. She had poor Wilma (our very sweet pitbull) hiding in a corner until they settled the matter that Sarah was in charge. She also doesn’t like being demoted to the other office when she’s been too bossy with visiting dogs. She does like to share your lunch or snacks, lay on your keyboard or paperwork (smacks you if you try to move her), twitches her tail constantly, purrs occasionally, dials our phones when she walks on them and in general is a great big wonderful nuisance who we all love (some of us more than others). Merry Christmas, Sarah. You did get your forever home for Christmas after all!!
Our beloved Katie was adopted!!!!!! Katie was with us for almost 6 months. She had just a few strikes against her...she is eight to nine years old, she isn’t the prettiest dog, her tail is lumpy, one of her ears is crinkled, she is a little chubby, she doesn’t get along well with dogs her own size...and she is a pit bull. Most people would overlook everything else, except the fact that she is a pit bull...she was judged by the breed not for who she is. And who she is, is the sweetest, most gentle, playful and affectionate dog ever. She spent many hours with us in the office...well behaved, house broken and charming. She spent many lunch hours with us at the picnic table this summer without needing a leash and loved to bring her ball to us when she wanted to play. She was gentle with the Chihuahuas that shared the office with her (and were adopted while she waited and waited). Lately, she had many “public appearances” where she proved to be a wonderful ambassador for the shelter and won the hearts of everyone she met...no matter what the age. She was adopted by a retired gentleman who was looking for a loving companion. With mixed emotions of joy and sadness we packed up her bed, her toys, her bone, her balls, her food and her treats. As she and her new best friend left the driveway, Katie had taken up her position as co-pilot in their little red car with her nose pointing forward, heading to her new home. Will this new partnership last? We never know for sure...but Katie will always have a home with us if ever she needs one and she’ll always have a special place in our hearts.
SPCA WISH LIST
Dry Cat and Dog Food
Canned Cat and Dog Food
Towels & Washcloths
Bleach & Laundry Detergent
18 gal Plastic Totes
13 Gallon Trash Bags
Staples Gift Cards
Hinged Plastic File Boxes
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