For several years now we at Marian’s Dream have been promoting the idea of fixing cats prior to their first heat. If just 35% more people would do this we could balance the number of potential homes and kittens born each year. We could get close to true no kill.
This photo shows the Marian’s Dream booth for Beat the Heat at the American Veterinary Medical Association conference on July 27, 2014.
We have attended the AVMA conference for five years now, trying to get the concept of “spay before first heat” onto the AVMA radar. So far no luck.
––Esther Mechler, Marian’s Dream
P.O. Box 365, Brunswick, ME 04011