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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Have a Healthier Cat with Nickel Neutering

Cat Nickel Neutering

Prevent unplanned kitten litters for only 5 cents with the help of the Plano Animal Shelter. Make your male cat's appointment for Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 27 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cats can be neutered as young as 7-8 weeks or 2.5 pounds, which makes this the perfect time for your holiday kittens. Neuter your boy before he's 5 months old to get the most of these benefits:

  • He'll have less urge to spray urine and the scent is less intense.
  • His instinct to defend his territory is reduced so he's less likely to fight and get injured.
  • His risk of getting feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) (both spread by bites from infected cats) and diseases related to mating is lower.
  • Decrease his chances of testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
  • He's less likely to roam or escape your home, where he might be hit by a car or eat something dangerous, when his natural instinct to seek out a mate is reduced.
  • Enjoy the cost savings of caring for one cat rather than feeding, vaccinating, housing and caring for a whole litter.

Deliver your cat to his Nickel Neuter day appointment at the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Parkway, in a pet carrier labeled with your (the owner's) name. Bring written verification of his current rabies and FVRCP vaccinations or, if needed, we can administer vaccinations for $9.95 for one shot or $19.95 for both. This is also a great time to have your cat microchipped for just $10.

You don't have to live in Plano to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot do feral cats at this event. Cats belonging to Plano residents are required to have their city registration up to date. City registration for each cat is only $10. If the owner is a senior citizen or has proof of being low-income, then registration is only $5. Visit to register your pet online or to get a list of required documentation needed when registering your pet in person.

This event recognizes Spay Day USA by providing affordable access to neutering for cat owners. Neutering and spaying are essential to reducing pet overpopulation. Do your part - make an appointment for your pet.

If you can't make it to this event, check out our list of local low-cost spay and neuter services in the area.

Nickel Neutering appointments are limited to 100 cats, so call our Animal Shelter today at 972-769-4374.

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