This contest is now closed. The entry deadline was 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Thank you to the 147 responsible pet caretakers who commented on this post and showed their love for their feline friends!
Is your cat spayed or neutered? Well, we’ve got a reward for you!
In honor of World Spay Day, the Paws and Effect Gang has decreed that I should offer responsible cat caretakers the opportunity to win a wonderful prize.
You may recall all the buzz about Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger, one of the gang’s favorite cat conservation advocates, and her appearance (along with celebrity cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy) at a super-special-secret pre-Oscars Red Carpet party last Wednesday. At that awesome soirée, Gracey was giving away swag bags to celebrities. But these were no ordinary swag bags! These were filled with tons of awesome cat goodies. And now you can have your chance to win one of these celebrity-grade reward packages, with a retail value of almost $250, for yourself.
The Tiniest Tiger’s hipster bag is a black cloth-lined shoulder bag with stencils of cats sewn into the quilting. That in itself would be awesome enough, but the bag is stuffed to the point of exploding with discount coupons, cat toys — including the legendary Tipsy Nip Tickle Pickle™ — bookmarks, and even a bottle of one of Jackson Galaxy’s Spirit Essences. (Oh yes, and, of course, there’s a Paws and Effect “Purr More, Hiss Less” bumper sticker in there, too!)
When I took my Tiniest Tiger hipster bag out of its zip-lock plastic bag to take this photo, Thomas and Siouxsie both ran to investigate the catnip-filled Cat’n Around toy. Seriously — I barely managed to get one picture taken before Thomas took off with the thing!
How can you get a chance to win? Just leave a comment on this post about when you had your beloved feline friend spayed or neutered. Hey, just because it’s World Spay Day doesn’t mean we’re going to leave the mancats out of the picture! After all, it takes two to tango, right? And of course, if your kitty was fixed when you adopted him or her, please feel free to say so.
You can leave your comment any time between now and Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On March 7, a random commenter will be chosen as the winner (I’ll use random.org to choose that lucky individual). When you make your comment, please be sure to use an e-mail address you check daily. If I don’t hear from you within 24 hours of the time I notify you, another winner will be chosen.
Oh, and guess what else? You don’t have to be an American kitty to win. This contest is open to cats (and their people) who live in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia!
Thanks, everybody — and good luck!
My boys are both fixed because it’s the responsible thing to do!
Not one cat passes through our home without getting spayed or neutered…whether we keep them or adopt them out. We wouldnt have it any other way! As a matter of fact, the last of the ferals we trapped is going tomorrow for her spay….our little miss Aiko, a tortie. We will be keeping her since hubby bonded after many many many hours of bonding to socialize her…you would never know she was ever feral now!
My male, Patch was neutered in 2008 and my girl was spayed almost 2 years ago in 2010
All of my loves have been spayed/neutered. Thankfully, otherwise I couldn’t take the clashing egos in the house!
Both my girls are taken care of! Since they can’t be biological mothers, they play moms to their toys!
Lindsey came to us neutered from the rescue society (he’s 15 now) and Vir was neutered when he was 6 months old as our vet wanted us to wait until he was that age (he’s 8 months old now).
ALL nine of my cats are fixed and indoors only! Even the pregnant stray mama that I took in three years ago. She had four babies and because there were no acceptable homes for them I kept them all and had them fixed too. There are already too many cats/kittens in the world and not nearly enough homes for all of them.
i have 16 rescue kitties, all of whom are spayed or neutered. some were “fixed” when i got them and others (like the ferals i tamed) i had fixed along the way. the most memorable of them is last feb. when i had my gracie mae and skippy j. spayed. i took them to the shelter in the morning for surgery but when it was time to pick them up, we were having a full-blown blizzard! since they were the 2 shyest ferals i have (they only trusted me!) i didn’t want to leave them in the shelter overnight. so my hubby, my son and i started out for the shelter. it’s a 30 mile drive (one way) that took us about 3 hours. when we got toward home, the weather was so bad that our wipers couldn’t keep up so my hubby drove while i stuck my head out the window and told him where the road was! kinda scarey but i’d do anything for my babies!
All 3 of our cats are fixed – they are all rescue cats, wish more people would be responsible so there wouldn’t be so many cats in shelters- wish I could take them all home
Both of the Twittens (who are healthy 13 year olds) were fixed as soon as the vet said they were old enough. I used to live were people would dump whole litters along the roadway, the results were just too heartbreaking to not advocate for spray/neuter.
My shelter rescue Maine Coon female named Precious is spayed. All my cats who have lived with me over the last 50 years have been neutered or spayed. My current kitty has been with me for only 2 months, but has already saved my life—I had my blood sugars (yep, I am diabetic) drop so low during the nite that my breathing changed so much that the alarm on my oxygen machine went off and I didnt hear it! Precious did. She jumped on my face and literally clawed and scratched my face to get me to wake up. SHE IS MY HERO!
Note from Precious: I am soooo cuddly too .
I would do anything for her!
we got our boys fixed in feb. 2010. tiger used to be so mean to me but now he is real nice and they no longer spray.
We have 5 cats. All are spayed and/or neutered. They were all “fixed” as soon as my vet said it was safe to. One cat was even a feral kitty we caught in a trap. We were going to do the trap, neuter, return, but she was so sweet we decided to adopt her. We only see her every 3-4 days, but she is happy and healthy. Sophie is her name. Smokey is my 17 year old. I found him when he was a kitten under a car at the post office! Alex and Lily are our Himalayans. They stay inside. Daisy is our rescue kitty from the shelter. She is full of energy and personality! Smokey and Daisy come in and out of the house. They would all love your wonderful gift!
When I went to pick up Miss Callie from the vet when she was spayed, she was shivering. It was a cold, rainy day. But when she got home, her Daddy had a heating pad warm for her and Hector came to cuddle her and groom her beautiful tortie coat.
All of our kitties are spayed or neutered.
My 7 kitties that I have now are all spayed and neuetred. I make under 10 thousand a year, and they see the Dr. more than I do! They are pretty well taken care of! My one 15 year old “Tipper” is sitting on my lap now! :-)
I currently have 3 boys (Gage, Kuzco and Chandler) and 1 girl (Molly) who were all fixed as soon as they were old enough for it. Growing up, my mom didn’t get our pets fixed and I remember having almost 20 cats at once in our backyard. I became a huge advocate of spaying and neutering, and even more so after adopting Chandler from the local shelter, because I did not want to be responsible for putting innocent kittens in the pound or for them being sick/killed from overpopulation and disease!
I had chosen a great kitten at the shelter – I knew we would be wonderful forever friends – a lovely boy, because I have always preferred male cats. At that time the shelter left it to you to s/n, so bright and early on my way to work on Monday morning I showed up at the vet. The waiting room was packed with people doing “drop offs” and we patiently waited for our turn. Finally our turn!! We went to the desk, told them my story of getting a new kitten and asked that they check HIM out and make sure HE was healthy enough for surgery and HE was old enough to have surgery, etc., etc. They came out after checking him and announced for all the world to hear “He is healthy, he is old enough and he’s a girl!!”
Nuf said – had HER fixed!!
I have 8 cats here right now. The 4 inside are 12 years old and were spayed & neutered when they were about 4 months old. One of my outside kitties showed up a few years later and was already spayed. (Never did find out where she came from.) Two are brother and sister who were dumped off here when they were around 2 months old, and they were spayed & neutered a couple months later. The other was brought to the neighborhood by my neighbor when he was nearly a year old. I gave him the neuter speech, but he didn’t really believe in it because he felt it would change his behavior, he wouldn’t catch mice, etc. My neighbor is a truck driver and is out of town a lot. His cat ended up adopting me and my hubs and is now ours. I took him in to get neutered a bit over a year ago, and the neighbor even helped pay for it. YAY!!
Mimi was spayed at the shelter before I adopted her!
My cat is fixed!
My cat Dee Dee is spayed.
My Cats Are Fixed!
We have 3 kitties and they are all spayed. Spaying/neutering is so very important!!! There are way to many homeless pets out there :( It makes me so sad to see pictures of these pets in small kennels in shelters :*(
I have 2 cats … Georgie Girl who is 8 years old and Jennyfur who is 7 years old… I had both of them spayed at about 4 months old. I wouldn’t have it any other way… as it keeps them healthier and makes it impossible for them to have kittens. Not that they ever had the chance. I think it is part of responsible cat ownership.
I have 4 cats, 1 set of brothers, 10, and 1 set of sisters, 5. I adopted all from my vet’s office and they were spayed and neutered before I got them. My lab was also spayed as a puppy. She is 11.
I have 9 (fixed) cats, does that qualify me for 9 entries? :)
The oldest is, well, unknown. I’m pretty sure she’s older than the 8 year brother/sister that I have, and she was already spayed when we took her in. She has cauliflower ears. She also has cancer, and after her last vet visit (where they cut a chunk out and discovered the cancer), well, her next vet visit WILL be the last one, she’ll be letting me know it’s time to go. Hopefully not for awhile, it’s taken four months for her to get back to anything resembling normal.
The brother/sister are in their glorious prime, the sister acting as if she is the queen of the house, although that hasn’t changed since she was born and was taking on our now passed 18 yo calico, Cali as such, never physical, but always psychological. Then it’s a female brown tabby at about 5 years, another male brown tabby a year behind (we call them the infernal twins, they look so much alike), the the black Kittie (we never could get a name picked out for her, so her default name became her real name) probably a half a year behind the brown tabby male, who used to sing to her while she ate (and then HE got neutered), which then leads us to our red female, actually our daughter’s cat, who she didn’t get fixed in time, and had three kittens, since spayed after the kittens were weaned. The red male (my favorite with his personality, unfortunately for me) got a new forever home, and the two sisters (which have also been spayed, pretty much as soon as possible) are now acting like teenagers (8 months old now). Sleep, or running around the house playing with as many anoles as they (or the other cats) catch.
I have gotten over 80 cats spayed and neutered during my lifetime; 72 since 1997. Many of the kitties had to be trapped in order to do so. We have two seven month old girl kitties to get done and their appointments are on March 3rd. Can you imagine how many litters have been prevented by doing this? I am very thankful for the low-cost spay/neuter programs in my area that make it possible for me to have done this! Thank Bast!!!
Izzy was spayed when I adopted her. She is a beautiful 14 year old American Curl. The old man of the household, Charlie, was fixed after adopting him. Charlie and I have been together over 20 years. He is a Tonkinese. In his adoption agreement, the breeder made it mandatory that Charlie be fixed and I sent proof from the vet when it was done.
My three younger cats (from same litter) were born to a feral mother; they came to me at about 7 weeks. They were ‘fixed’ on the same day about 1 year ago. My older cat, a male, was neutered about 4 years ago. All went to my local Animal Haven Clinic for the surgery & did fine. If people would realize that neutered/spayed cats make much nicer pets (the boys don’t get fought up) apart from not adding any unwanted kittens to the population! They are my precious fur babies.
50 some cats spayed and neutered in the course of less then 10 years. all were either stray cats in my neighborhood, orphaned kittens i have rescued and then found them forever homes, and my 5 personal kitties!! all have been spayed and neutered, all the while being an high-school student, an army soldier (getting paid very little) and a college student, and having very little money.
the link i added is of my 5 personal cats! all spayed and neutered around the age of 3 to 5 months old.
Both my boys are neutered! The county animal shelter spays / neuters all of their cats before they’re adopted out. When I adopted my Wes 2 years ago, I picked him up from the vet the day of his surgery and brought him home. He was on my lap purring less than 10 minutes later.
Squirt was spayed in 1996, Phred was neutered in 2002and Baby Blu was neutered in 2008
When we wanted to adopt Cali from the Nebraska Humane Society, she was too small to spay. They allowed us to bring her home and fatten her up just so long as we brought her back for her surgery. As one of the their employees said, they want to put themselves out of business!! 12 years later, we still have sweet Cali!!!
All my kitties are fixed.
All our cats, past and present and dare I say future, all former strays that just walked in and chose to share their lives with us, are fixed. There are more cats than owners here so it’s the thing to do.
3-4 times a yr the local vet hosts a free spay/neuter clinic for a week to keep the population of cats and dogs under control. We are all volunteers working and helping at the clinic and others with fundraising for equipment.
my girls are spayed, as are all companion animals I’ve ever had the honor to share my life with have been spayed or neutered. I foster and those animals are, of course, also spayed or neutered. I also hope to try to get spay/neuter bans implemented in my town. It’s such a critical thing in a community that is not yet socially responsible with regard to our animals.
My cat boys all were neutered when they were 6 months old. All were simple surgeries, except for my Russian Blue, Earl Grey, who needed a special since had not fully descended. Thanks to the staff at FixNation, who did a great job! My boys are all living peacefully together. :)
Elsa, my Siamese mix, was spayed in 2009. Oscar and his sister Tabitha, Bengal mixes, were respectively neutered and spayed in 2010, along with my sweet Italian Greyhound, Desiree <3 I love my babies!
Both my girls were spayed at the shelter where i got them.
My little Penelope was just spayed this past Wednesday. She was a little wobbly when she first came home, but now she’d doing great! I want her to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible!
We had both of our cats bro(Pretty Boy) & sis(Davida) fixed at the same time back when they were young.2004
7 europeans street cats & a new yorker all of them neutered !
5 of my cats were fixed 11 years ago, and three were fixed almost 3 years ago. :-)
Nick was fixed as a condition of adoption. He’s a Christmas Kitty, he was adopted on Christmas Eve. So, my husband named St. Nick.
Both our kitties are fixed. Our Simba was fixed when he was less than a year old in 2001. Audrey was about 6 months old and spayed in 2001 also. No kitty offspring from our two!!
I am surprised that so many do not spay/neuter. It is exceptionally irresponsible. There is little to no chance for Sammy to get outside. But that does not mean that it is impossible. And she is healthier and happier because of this choice.
Yep – we are all fixed (though we aren’t sure we were broken, but whatever). All of us were adopted or rescued and were all spayed or neutered as soon as possible. Mom says “spay ’em early and often” and then laughs….she is weird like that. Plus, we have managed to TNR about 10 cats in our neighborhood as well…..
All 3 of my girls were spayed when they were just babies, maybe 7 or 8 months old.
All indoor cats but didn’t want to take the chance and it is just better for them.
My Cassie was kept as a queen – she’s a British Shorthair – but then the breeder didn’t want to breed any more so I had her and she had her op. Dino is a Heinz 57 cat that I adopted from Cats Protection and he was already done we I got him.
All 6 of mine are spayed/neutered. In fact, I am systematically going through the neighborhood LOL
Morrie is 11 – he was altered when I adopted him from a lady who was allergic
Puff and Annie – two kittens I adopted from my daughters’ cats “whoops” litter, both altered about 6 years ago. My daughter has their mom, dad and sister.
Toby showed up ay my house about a year ago – he was altered then.
Spook and Boo are 9 month old cats born to a “left behind” mom. All altered last fall. The mom (Bree) I adopted out to an inside home a month ago.
Can you tell I love all cats? :-)
I adopted my Juniper from a shelter that had her spayed when they brought her in off the street. She had been found in a Chicago cat colony and was so tiny because she could never get enough to eat. She still doesn’t know that no one is going to steal her food, it’s a process.
All four of my girls were all ready spayed when I adopted them because thats what all the rescue groups do around here – spay or neuter before they are adopted out. 3 of them were adults all ready (Vivian, Violet & Cindy) but Cleo was only 6 months old when I got her.
Mal, my rescue, was neutered in 2001. :D
I have 12 kitties — 10 of which are rescues. All of my babies are indoor only and fixed. I wouldn’t have it any other way. They are much healthier for it. Plus, there are so many out there that need homes that I will not add to that number. I wish I could help them all!! I do what I can , when I can. Love and prayers for all you folks do!!!
Thank You so much!!
Diane Ricciardi Stewart and her furbabies!!
We have two cats, one boy and one girl. The boy kitty we had fixed when he was little, although I can’t recall the exact age….a few months…..whenever the vet recommended it. And the girl kitty we adopted when she was 2 years old and she had already been spayed!
My cat, Mina, was a rescue cat who had an infected uterus when she was abandoned by her previous owners at nine months old. I had the vets fix her during the surgery to heal the infection and she’s been happy and healthy ever since. :)
My 2 were spayed and neutered at 4 months when I adopted them from the SPCA.
We had all four of our cats spayed and neutered. However; we had an incident where one of our babies was allergic to whatever they gave him for pain and he went into a seizure. Luckily, they were able to fix and give him new medicine as well as save his life from his seizure.
We have three kitties, and ALL have been spayed and neutered. The boys were pretty easy, but Yuffie, our girl, was the difficult one.
Yuff was a rescue in the truest sense, saved from her carrier on a freezing December day in Michigan after having been thrown from a moving vehicle. She was malnourished, abused, and we took her in to discover that she had never been fixed! We spent several months nursing her back to health with the local vet, and finally after a few months of letting her body handle all the other issues, we took her in.
She had so many complications that I just wanted to find the person who had done all of this horrible stuff to her and smack them. Had she just been fixed at a nice safe young age, we wouldn’t have had to put her through the difficulties of healing after her surgery.
But Yuffie is a CHAMPION! She came through it all, and now she’s the sweetest cat alive. She loves people, and she just wants the world to know she’s there. We love her, and she’s a coveted member of our family! She loves her brothers, and the mornings wouldn’t be the same without her ‘tap dancing’ on the bed to wake us up with a happy “MEW!”
I have had all my cats (and dog) spayed and neutered. Mama Lucy was a stray I took in the day before she gave birth. I kept one of the kittens and mama too. Everyone was spayed or neutered before they left my home. The next year I once again took in a pregnant cat GG, managed to find homes for all of them. Again, got everyone fixed before they went on their way. I live on a small fixed income, but if you look you can find inexpensive spay and neuter clinics. I didn’t like to trust someone else to do it, so I got them all fixed before I gave them away. There shouldn’t be any poor defenseless pregnant strays running around. I can’t take them all in and a simple procedure will stop a lot of this. Thanks for listening to my lecture. Thanks for all you do.
Keiko was spayed when we adopted her at 8 months old from a local cat rescue. Funny thing is that she was already spayed when she came into the rescue. She’d been found roaming the streets with no microchip so the rescue kept her for a while in case some one was looking for her. When no one came for her, we were the lucky ones who got to be her guardians forever.
I rescued Sammie & Lucy 7/1/11. They are brother & sister. They were neutered & spay 9September 2011. They are the most lovable, former, feral cats.
Both my babies were rescued in 2010 and 2011 and were already neutered and spayed when rescued. They are the best kitties and I love them like kids!!
We rescued our Smokey, a himalayian, over ten years ago. He was already spayed and the owners were getting rid of him cause he had a tail. They were bob-tail cat lovers. He has been a joy and companion to my dad since we got him.
Yes, I have had numerous cats over the years…I have 3 kitties now. All have been spayed or neutered. I have also worked with a group raising money for low cost spay and neuter certificates. This is the most important thing we can do as responsible pet owners. (our two dogs are neutered/spayed as well!)
My 2 kitties are 15 and 12…both were fixed when they were 5-6 months old…never any question about getting this done…there3 are way too many unwanted kitties…i will not contribute to it.
I have 3 kitties, Alfie, Mollie and Maisie, who all have been fixed, and have recently taken on a new rescued boy, Felix, who has not been fixed yet ! I have an appointment with my vet next Thursday to get the job done !
My baby boy Hanx is neutered of course! I’ve been looking at those Spirit Essences for a while now and would love to try them!
We wanted to adopt Cali from the Nebraska Humane Society, but she was too small to spay. So they let us take her home to “fatten” her up!!!! As soon as she was ready, we took her back and they spayed her. We’ve had her for 12 years now and every time I look at her, I wish she could have had kittens. She is so beautiful!!!!!
kitty Jack was already neutered when I adopted him – but of course, if he hadn’t been, that would have been first thing on my agenda
We adopted Pixie from Good Mews here in Marietta; she was already spayed. The others were foundlings: Sara and then Roger the Shrubber and Digit a year later. They got fixed when our vet okayed it, ie they met her weight requirement.
My kitty (Ti-Pou) was fixed when she adopted me over 6 years ago! She used to be a neighbor’s outdoor only cat but after rescuing her from becoming a fox’s lunch she decided that I was a pretty cool cat myself and started hanging around my house until she decided she was officialy moving in. Now she is mine and she is spoiled rotten!
All five of my cats have been spayed and neutered (4 girls and 1 boy). We took my baby boy, Tasi, to be neutered close to his first birthday. When I dropped him off at the vet, I tickled his belly and laughed. “Say Bye Bye Balls!” I said in that sweet tone we use when talking to our furry kids. On his birthday we had a Tasi Party, as anyone’s birthday is a great excuse to throw a party. For the game, I decided to make a “Pin the Balls on the Cat Butt” with fuzzy Pom poms and a cartoon of Tasi’s behind.
Now he will be ten years old this month. And still my darling baby boy!
Ursula was spayed in September of 2011. At the time she was our foster but now we have adopted her. Like other feral foster kittens she had the pediatric spay surgery when she was only a few months old. She healed so fast, it was hard to make her understand that doctors orders are no jumping after surgery.
I have 5 babies. Karma was 6 months old when he was neutered, Kismet and Sadari came from the shelter already spayed and Indy and Libby were abandoned when their owners moved out and I took them in. Got them spayed (Libby) and neutered (Indy) after Libby’s kittens went to good homes.. did I mention LIbby gave birth two weeks after they moved out! They are all loved, snuggled and well fed now! :)
My furbaby boy was neutered at 7 months. My furbaby girl was already spayed when I adopted her. Spaying or neutering your pet is an essential!
SF SPCA held a Valentine’s adopt-a-thon last month. I adopted my first cat!! She’s 13 yrs old and such a lover!! She was spayed when she was a kitten.
My beautiful 5 year old was spayed at eight months:)
I adopted both of my cats when were 1 year old from a local shelter that pulled them from ACC in Brooklyn. They were both spayed and neutered at ACC. Even if they weren’t spayed and neutered when I got them I would have a it done anyway.
Yep, my boy Enzo was neutered when he was 4 months old. Neutering is important for controlling the cat population.
Both of our cats are spayed.
All of the pets I’ve ever had have been neutered, but my two eldest are 14, and were spayed around the age of 2 months back in early 1999 (we think they were born around Nov 1998). One of the local vets associated with the humane society liked to spay female cats as early as possible, since a lot of cats around here seemed to go into heat as early as 5 months.
The other cats I have in the household are 9 years (female, neutered as a kitten), 9 years (male, neutered at some point early in life, but I only got him a few years ago), and 7 years (male, neutered at around 5 months). All are in great health and don’t seem to know they’re missing anything! :)
Yes, my Smoki was spayed at 6 months.
I have 6 cats at the moment (sadly lost one my beloved KC a month ago and 3 others in the last 3 years), I had all of mine done at 6 months. Because I always get my cats in 2’s to keep each other company they can also feel better whilst going through this procedure because their friend is with them. My eldest is 21, the next is 18, then 17, then 16 and the youngest are 14 months. They have suffered no illeffects from their neutering. My second youngest has even become a local celebrity appearing on the radio a few times, Also the local paper has done a large piece on him. He likes to bring unusual items home like shoes and many other things.
It is best for everyone to get this done, for them less chance of them going wandering to find a mate, plus man other advantages For us less chance of unwanted pregnancies and the spraying of an unneutered kitty.
I had both of my male Birman cats neutered in the past 2 months. Charlie was neutered in January 2012 and Jake was neutered in March 2012.
I have 2 babies, one 12 yr old male maine coon cat whom I got neutered at 6 months and I have a 5 yr old female maine coon whom was also fixed at a young age. All of my cats and dogs have always been fixed. Its so sad how people adopt puppies and kittens then realize they grow up, require time and commitment and give up, then the poor babes end up in a shelter. The #1 killer of pets is shelters, and that’s because of people! So not fair! It sickens me to hear someone say “oh I’m going to breed (insert cat or dog here) and then sell/give away puppies and keep one.” Its awful that these helpless animals end up not cared for or put to sleep bc some person was selfish and made a snap decision to bring a pet into their home and then cannot care for it. I wish every person who wasn’t a breeder would fix their babes, for their safety, health and to avoid un neccessary killing
We are owned by 6 boy kitties and they were all neutered at six months old.
If we don’t spay and neuter our pets than every kitten born is like putting a shelter kitty to death. The shelter kitties won’t get adopted because of all the other available kittens.
Two years ago a kitten was dumped off at our house. I found him a home with the promise that I would pay for the neuter when he was six months old. I kept to my word and got him neutered, it was so important to show the adopting family how important this was. I didn’t want him to make more babies.
Don’t forget to spay and neuter your house rabbits too!
My big boy, Jack, was fixed by the shelter that had him before he became mine. The baby, Moses, was fixed by me (well, by the vet, but you know what I mean) after he was found wandering the streets at a mere four months old.
Yes, Miss Kiki Marie had it done, alias, Queen Kiki, lol
My sweet Charley was just a baby when we adopted him. We had him neutered 3 months later (April, 2009).
My Thor was neutered 7 years ago when he “found” us. Al of my kitties have been spayed or neutered that I have ever had. All have been indoor kitties, but for health reasons and non-spraying reasons it’s the best way to go.
i resecued 2 adults and their 10 kittens,the man 2 houses away from me died and his sister should up to sell the house and threw out the cats…I heard this noise at mu front door and they were all sitting on my front step,not nowing they were throw out i put all the kittens and in abox and took them to my neighbor yard she stuck her head out the window and said what are you doing in my yard,i told her returning your cats,well 5 mins later the came back to my porch meowing so i opened the door and said i guess you need a new home i found homes for some but i kept the mother cats and many of their babys,with the 6 i already had…AND their ALL FIXED.. I have 6 cats now still the same group and that was 10 yrs ago.. I LOVE THEM ALL>
My three rescue kitties were spayed at 2.5 pounds. They would love to win this bag. They are all “stars”.
Our Pooch (yes, he’s a kitty) was neutered in 2007, and we recently helped my brother with his two kitties, Sunny and Midnight, both neutered this February. We would share the goodies, of course. =)
Well, I can’t actually say that I personally took my cat, Baker, to get neutered. He was already neutered when he adopted me!
I rescued him off the street. When I first saw him, I called the Humane Society, but they wouldn’t take him because he was ear-tipped as part of TNR and, therefore, deemed feral. He’s such a freaking sweetie, though, so I think he was a stray/lost cat that was hanging around a feral cat colony when the TNR folks came around. After he continued to hang around my apartment for a month, I decided to bring him inside, adopt him and get him checked out by the vet.
I got Lilly from a local vet; I took her back to the same vet Feb. 14, 2012 to have her spayed. what better gift could I have gave her on Valentines Day. Lilly is a great addition to our family, and she will be going back to the vet for her yearly checkups.
All 5 of ours (1 outside, 4 inside) are spayed and neutered – the youngest one is in surgery right now. We had 2 of them spayed and the rest were spayed or neutered when we rescued them.
One of my cats was fixed when I got her from a friend of a friend. The other was fixed soon after I adopted him from a shelter when he was about seven months old.
Oh! I dont have specific dates with me here–I am traveling on business, but all 10 of my babies are fixed, and all are rescues. Georgie is my youngest and he was neutered at the Cherokee County Humane Society shelter last summer. (shamless plug–they are an awesome group who do so much)
Emily we rescued from a barren den, starving and with young kittens. She found us,meowing louder than any cat I had ever heard before, while we were out geocaching. She was starving, in the real sense. The vet told us she hasd to gain 2 pounds before they could spay her. She still has some muscle damage from the starvation and feeding her kiitens. She is sassy and spayed now! My girlfriend adopted her kittens and had them fixed at the same time Emily went in.
All my other babies are over 5 and were spayed or neutered either from the shelter we adopted from, or if rescued outright, with in 2-4 weeks of claiming us.
My female Siberian, Carmen, was spayed wien she was between four and five months old. Her younger half-brother, Ichiro, will be going in for his big boy operation (neutering) this month. I would never think of not having having my kitties fixed!
I have had both of my boys since they were tiny babies & both were neutered just as soon they were old enough… We have too many unwanted Mammas dropped off at the barn every year for us to ever NOT get a kitty fixed.. The ONLY exception is if there is a health reason preventing it & then they are kept in quarantine in the house until fully recovered & THEN fixed. I love all of my babies, but that does not mean that I want to increase the population any further.
All six of my girls are spayed!
My Mini & Stewy were Spay & Neutered before I adopted them. Stewy’s love, Demi, who was my very first trap, was spayed after she had a litter of 6, of which all have been spayed/neutered. My feral boy, Buster, kept bringing his friends home for noms, and I kept trapping and fixing… I really really could use the Spirit Essences (can’t afford to buy it). Thanks for the random chance to snag it.
Antonio was neutered already. I adopted him at the age of seven. All of my previous cats were also
sprayed or neutered at time of adoption. No other way to go.
We have 5 kitties. Our eldest, Midnight (I brought him from Australia with me), is 15 years old and was neutered a couple of days after I got him when he was 6 months old. Our sphynx, Isis, was already spayed when we got her as a kitten. We have two male tabbies (Smokey and Stormy), both rescue cats, and both neutered. Our youngest, Pywacket, hasn’t been spayed yet but she’s too young (only 3 months old). The vet says she can be done when she’s about six months ols.
Two of my kitties are from a local shelter where they were spayed and neutered, my third kitty was brought into my work at a vet hospital as a stray, he was going to be euthanized, I didn’t even have a look at him yet, and I just couldn’t stand to see one more die, so I said “NO I’ll take him home!” So he stayed at the vet until he was over his upper resp, he also ended up with FIV of course, 7 years on the street not neutered will do that, and then he got neutered in december of 2010, and he came home! He ended up loving my other male cat, their the best of friends, and he’s the best head buter around!
I have 2 neutered male cats, Mickey and Johnny. Mickey is a Maine Coon that I got when he was 8 weeks old, and had neutered as soon as he was old enough. Johnny was a stray tom cat that showed up at my door and would not give up until eventually after a few weeks of feeding him in my garage, I gave in and let him in the house. He lived in my basement for a while, while I tried to find a home for him. After a few weeks of that I decided that he would just join my family, so I took him in to be neutered and he got to move upstairs with the rest of the family!
Onyx-, Zinger, Zinnia(pregnant stray and her babes Jezabella, Princess & Tater), Honeybee(stray) cats are all spayed/neutered…..and Chuck,our latest arrival who somehow figured out this is the house for the homeless kitties has his appointment on March 17th.
I have 4 furry kids.
I had the first spayed as soon as she was old enough. She was a rescue from the local hospital in Indy.
My second was already fixed when I rescued him.
My final two were rescues from the therapeutic barn where I volunteer; I had them both fixed as soon as they were old enough.
I believe in rescuing those already here; and not bringing more into the world without homes.
We have 6 cats, 3 males and 3 females. All ar rescues and al were fixed at an early age. We also have 2 dogs, 1 male and 1 female. They, too, are rescues and were fixed as soon as possible! We couldn’t imagine life without them! They keep us entertained! We are housebound. I have lupus and my parnter has a brain injury, chf, copd and ms. If it weren’t for our little fur babies, I don’t knw where we’d be!!
Yes, yes! Spayed and wouldn’t have it any other way.
All of my cats have been altered as soon as it was physically possible. I’ve always felt it was my responsibility to make sure they were taken care of as soon as possible.
I live in the country and first found Boots jumping into my trash dumpster as a young kitten who’d obviously been dumped off out here. It was January and VERY cold.
It took a couple of weeks of leaving handfuls of cat food on top of the dumpster, and waiting in view before she’d allow me to approach, and finally to pick her up. As soon as she got used to staying with us, first in an old enclosed cat basket outside, and eventually inside, I took her to the vet to get her shots and spayed, so she would not become the mother of even more unwanted kittens.
Boots has now become a wonderful and loving pet.
Nugent and Brees were sisters from a litter of barn cats. We took them in and the vet used a laser for their procedure. They didn’t skip a beat. They are the loves of our lives!!!
My two kids were both spayed before I adopted them from Petsmart. One is two and the other is three years old. They are such a blessing and I look forward to each moment of fun they bring me. In return I give them much TLC!!!! I almost hate going on vacation because I don’t want them left behind and I can’t cuddle with them while reading or watching tv!!!!
I adopted a litter that were born to a feral momma cat that was fortunate enough to take shelter in my mother’s garage during an ice storm. As soon as the kittens were weaned, momma cat went to get spayed and the three kittens came to live with me. Naturally, even though they are strictly indoor kitties they are spayed and neutered.
Nine years later, Adolf, Gracie, and Bomber are still in charge of the house.
All of mine were altered prior to adoption, or prior to coming into my home. I’ve spent a lot of years in rescue, as well as doing TNR, so I would never risk adding to the population.
Piglet here. I went to the vet when I was little. I slept a lot when I came home, and I remember thinking I was missing something. But I can’t remember what. Mom REALLLLLLLY wants a “Gracie bag.” I think if you give her one, I might get extra skritchies and treats. Please?
Glad theres cat lovers out there just like me. I would die for my kitties and probably do great bodily harm to someone who tried to hurt them. The way the world is going I would take an animal over a human anytime. Talk about unconditional love. It doesnt come any more perfect yet they get mistreated so often. Makes me wonder about the future of the human race. Start small and work your way up. I think thats the way the world is begining to think. Pro life is not just for humanity but for all Gods creatures.
We adopted Ichigo from the Humane Society 5 years ago when he was 9 months old and he was already neutered. He doesn’t chase girls but he sure likes to get in fights – he’s 15 pounds and usually wins even against bigger cats, even some big dogs in the neighborhood are afraid of him.
Hi, most esteemed kittehs! I took in a scraggly, wet and starving tortie stray about 3 years ago, who turned out to be preggers. I’d already had 2 spayed and neutered cats, but when I contacted the shelter, they said they would euthanise (sp?) a pregnant cat. Well, that was a no brainer! Miss Emmy gave birth to 4 beautiful kittens- 2 of each!- which I had spayed/neutered at the proper time. Mama kitty, as well! Anytime I get my hands on an unspayed/neutered cat, I get them “done”, if possible, or try and help either finacially or in any other way possible to have the cat fixed. Birth control of the cat population is a MUST responsibility of any cat owner. BTW, love that bag!
My grandkittygirl, Beatrix was spayed at a young age. I feel she’s much better off for it physically, emotionally, in every way. And of course we’re not contributing to the population crisis. I hate the thought of all those kitties in shelters, no kill but especially in high kill shelters. It breaks my heart and I want to adopt every single one. I would if I could…
We had our kittens both fixed (one male, one female) when they were 4 months old. They are brother and sister, and had never been separated before, and the vets at the clinic were wonderful about that. They put them in a larger cage meant for dogs so they could stay together, both before and after the surgeries. Now we have two happy kitties, and no babies, leaving our home open for another wonderful rescue cat or two in the future to join our family.
My two cats, Vinny and Goulie, were both spayed/neutered when I got them from the shelter. They were both given up by a woman who could no longer have cats because she was being evicted from here house. I adopted them as a pair, as they could not be separated, being that they’d been together for 7 years. Yes, I adopted two older cats, so that they might live out their lives together with me!
All 12 of my kitties were either already spayed & neutered or had their surgery at the humane society or whatever rescue group I got them from.
I always get my kitties spayed & neutered. My current cat Bowie (16 years old) was neutered at six months of age. Spaying and neutering is the responsible thing to do. :)
We have two ten month old male kittens, who we got from a local rescue group. The boys, along with their brothers and sisters, were surrendered at a pound at six weeks old because the owner of their Mum had ‘forgotten’ to get her spayed. He apparently said he would do so now; I certainly hope he has! We had our boys, Pippin and Merry, neutered when they were old enough. We absolutely adore them!
Thank you for the chance to win the gorgeous hipster bag from The Tiniest Tiger. It would make a mighty fine library bag (and shopping-for-kitty-treats bag too, of course!).
my kitties (12) are (or will be) spayed/neutered — my youngest rescue isn’t old enough yet — I always wait until 6 months — I wouldn’t have it any other way. . .
I’ve had 5 cats over the years and all of them were either spayed / neutered as soon as possible. In fact, all the girls (who were adults when adopted) were spayed when I got them. My baby boy, Furddy, was neutered at 6 months per vet recommendation. There are enough unwanted kittens out there already. I prefer to adopt one/two/three of them, thank you very much.
I can’t say mine qualify as “tigers” because they’re both pure white. In bright light at just the right angle you can see faint cream stripes on their tails though. Sweethearts, all of them.
All six of my babies are spayed and neutered! I have two gray twins, their gray cousin, two black long-haired twins, and an orange baby. I love them all very much!!
Both of my babies are spayed. Heather was a year old and pregnant when I rescued her. Unfortunately due to an infection she lost the kittens and I had her spayed soon after. I recently rescued a little barn kitten, Jinx, and I had her spayed as soon as she was old enough.
Both of my little boys are neutered. We rescued them after they were abandoned by their mother. We heard their cries and bottle fed them until they were old enough to eat on their own. We spayed them as soon as they were old enough.
I wish every pet owner would take responsibility for their pets, whether they live in the house or in the barn. We have three indoor cats, and there was never a doubt in our minds that we’d have them neutered/spayed when they were old enough. They’re happier and healthier pets and will hopefully live longer, too! Thanks for your dedication to the furry members of our families. :)
All my kitty’s in CA are fixed but my little here it not old enough yet the vet said. But as soon as he is he will be fixed.
I honestly can not remember if we entered or not. Izzy and Sagwa were spayed on March 3rd, 2012. So with that, all the sanctuary cats have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Nip nip mewray! I apologize if I already entered.
I adopted my kitty from the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary and they arranged for her to be spayed before I could take her home. Later I volunteered for the same organization and fostered a momma-kitty with 5 kittens (4 girls, 1 boy). Momma-kitty got spayed shortly after kittens were weaned off. And all the kittens got spayed and the only boy neutered at 3 months old. Oh, and momma-kitty and all girls have been later adopted and the boy stayed with us since they became great friends with my other kitty! A small happy family!!!
We adopted Buster & Buddy from a local no kill shelter. They are brothers and were both neutered when we adopted them. They are both indoor cats and they love being in their furrever home!!!
Bertie is just a kitten, but will be getting spayed as soon as possible.
All six of my kitties are fixed. The 3 boys showed up at the door, one summer at a time, and I took them to the vet to get the works. The girl kitties were fixed as well. My kitties all are indoor cats.
Quite a handful, but I love them all.
YES! My kitty is spayed and neutered… I mean, she is spayed, or was spayed by the SPCA before I adopted her. She had actually been pregnant when they picked her up. She came home with us and promptly adopted a black kitten we named Ghengis for his fearless demeanor. He even used to nurse from her, although I don’t know if she had any milk. So you see folks, just because your kitty gets spayed doesn’t mean she can’t still have the joys of motherhood. Or maybe my kitty is just *special.* (She gets those asterisks because her fur *sparkles* in the sunlight. Really!)
All our kitties are spayed/neutered. We even get the ones who show up at our door fixed so they’ll be happier, healthier and safer. Right now we have our 4 inside were fixed as soon as possible and our latest rescue is a sweet boy living in our garage who has been calling our porch his for awhile.
Can’t get or give enough kitty love!
My kitty-love Pandora is spayed. My partner and I got her when she was a teensy 3-week-old. She was from a feral litter and her mom left to get food. The tom of the neighborhood tried to take her, but our neighbor intervened. She couldn’t keep Pandora, so she gave her to us. My partner nursed her every two hours, she was severely dehydrated. She got better and spayed as soon as she was able to. Pandora is strictly indoors, but gets all the love and care she could ever hope for from the two of us. Now, she’s 3 years old and spoiled, but we couldn’t have her any other way!! :D
My three cats are fixed. The oldest, Lucette, was a stray. Two weeks after she finally decided to make my home her forever home, she gave birth to one little kitten. I could not have guessed she was pregnant – she was so thin. Since she was undernourished, she had no milk, so we had to bottle feed the little one. She was able to feed him after a week. As soon as the baby was old enough to eat on his own, we had Lucette spayed. Then, it was Balthazar’s (the little baby) turn to be neutered when he was around 6 or 7 months old. Three years later, I took in another stray, Sophie, and we had her spayed also. They are all living safely indoors, and they never ask to go outside!!!!
All of my kitties throughout my life have been spayed or neutered. We have 4 cats right now, and they’re all fixed, and have been since they were old enough to be. Would NOT have it any other way, especially with both males and females in the house!
My Cali and Lola were spayed when I rescued them. Both were tossed out on the streets as unwanted kittens and ended up in foster care until they were adopted by me :) I firmly believe in slaying our pets as there are so many pets out on the streets that need homes, food and love and bringing more animals onto the streets is irresponsible on a pet owners part. Our pets deserve love too <3
Yes, all 10 of my owners are fixed. That was my first priority with them. I’m currently trying to trap 2 ferals that visit often to get them fixed also. I have been a big advocate in the neighborhood for any of my neighbors to get their cats or dogs fixed…so far 100% success rate!!! I did help a couple of families get help through No More Homeless Pets here in Utah to help with the expense of getting their cats fixed. Anything that I can do to help control the pet overpopulation…I’m there!!
Yes.both of my girls were spayed at a young age.my moonshadow was spayed first because she had what her vet called false pregnancy.she thought she was pregnant,which since she was a inside cat,impossible.i had nightshade done after moonshadow because i was getting tired,and so was she,of being in heat all the time.sadly my little moonshadow died three months ago from fatty liver disease.
my red was fixed & front declawed when he was young. the vet said he had a heart murmur & shouldnt undergo anesthesia again; so they did it all at once.
Both my cats have been neutered/spayed 10 years ago. Ninhsy a.k.a. Puma Boy and Sarabi a.k.a. Cheetah girl, have traveled with me to three different countries. They were born in Ireland, moved with me to South Africa, then after three years moved with me (again) to Canada. Yes, two very well-traveled kitties. They are also leash trained so they enjoy walks around the block.
PacoBell was a 10 month old long haired tuxedo shelter cat and was already altered when I brought him home . TinjaLoo was a 4 week old long haired polydactyl tabby when I met her at a friend’s house. It was love at first sight for me and I counted the days ’till she was old enough to leave her mama. I brought her home and PacoBell loved and licked her as soon as he met her. She was spayed as soon as she was old enough.
We are a very happy family – I love my feline housemates, they love each other and they love me!
My two boys are neutered and my girl is spayed! My girl cat, Jewel, is a calico, the smallest of the 3 cats and rules the house. Oliver is the youngest at only a year old and has boundless energy and gets into a lot of trouble knocking stuff over. Harley is the biggest cat, but also the biggest wimp, yet instigates most of the play fights. He isknown for bitting one of the other cats tails and then running away.