Help End Euthanasia
in the River Valley Area
Compared to 10,000 humans, an astounding 70,000 kittens & puppies are born in the United States EACH DAY, & more than HALF of those litters are unintended.
Because of the huge gap in numbers, 8 to 12 million healthy, innocent kittens, puppies, cats & dogs are abandoned to shelters around the country. Others are forced to fend for themselves against vehicles, weather, wild animals & even cruel humans. Each year, an unlucky 4 to 6 million don't find a home and are euthanized as a form of control for overpopulation. In 2007, the local Humane Society took in over 8,000 cats & dogs; close to 7,000 never left.
The Easy Fix
Spaying & neutering prevents unwanted births which greatly reduces the amount of cats & dogs facing euthanasia in shelters. Coupled with the adopting of shelter pets, spaying & neutering is a more humane solution to fixing the overpopulation of cats & dogs. Kitties & Kanines has performed over 45,000 surgeries since opening in 2007, thus saving the lives of thousands of unwanted pets.
We know a NO KILL community is possible for the River Valley area, but we can't do it alone. We are supported by Friends of Kitties & Kanines which is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, and together, we are able to offer high-quality, low-cost services with the help of generous donations and grants.
By providing a targeted, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter program operated by a skilled, dedicated & compassionate staff, we will help end the killing of healthy, adoptable and lovable cats & dogs.
Is to provide a non-lethal solution to the homeless, abandoned and feral animal populations, so that euthanasia is no longer an acceptable means of population control.
To become a self sustaining clinic that includes a community transport system that provides access to our high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services for the entire River Valley region.
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Kitties & Kanines Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, microchipping with registration, heartworm testing for dogs, Felv/FIV testing for cats and more.
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Keeping cats & dogs up to date on vaccinations can prevent costly illnesses later in life.
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In order to improve the lives of the feral and roaming cats in the community, we have joined the Community Cats program to reduce the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy cats that are not suitable for adoption.
Whether lost, abandoned, feral or friendly, the un-owned cats living outdoors in the community are considered community cats. Friendly stray or roaming cats that would do well in a home are made available for adoption, and cats that are feral and would not be appropriate or happy in a home are spayed/neutered, ear-tipped, vaccinated and released.
You can participate in our Community Cats program by trapping and transporting community cats to our clinic. Give us a call for more information.
Why return feral cats
to the community?
Removing these cats from the community doesn't eliminate the nuisances they create and actually encourages cat population to steadily grow. When you return cats that have been spayed/neutered, they continue to use resources but are unable to reproduce which reduces the roaming cat population over time. Spaying/neutering also reduces problematic behaviors like fighting and spraying. Euthanizing healthy, feral cats is not an option at Kitties & Kanines Veterinary Clinic.