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Please spay or neuter your pets and spread the word.
"They are adorable not disposible. Spay and neuter. It benefits everybody." ~ Happy Jack


Happy Jack Cats Supports Spay and Neuter.

It is Happy Jack Cats' (HJC) policy that every one of our animals MUST be spayed or neutered before it leaves our control.

​Happy Jack Cats releases NO animals to households that have existing animals that have not been spayed or neutered. HJC maintains this policy in order to help reduce numbers of healthy animals that are being euthanized.    
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Should You Spay or Neuter Your Cat?

A good Samaritan called Happy Jack Cats for help after finding a two week old kitten, a beautiful, little, tuxedo female,  crying in a dumpster. One of Happy Jack Cats’ fosters was willing to provide her with food and a warm, safe place, but that was only because one kitten can be absorbed. Seven would have been a different story.

There are hundreds of animals crowding humane organizations around the U.S. In kitten season, every shelter in the country is over-flowing with kittens, and kittens, unfortunately, are the highest population of animals euthanized. Sure they’re cute babies, and for that reason can be easier to find homes for than adult cats, but there just aren’t enough homes to go around. 

Happy Jack Cats is a no-kill shelter, and we will never euthanize healthy animals to make room for new arrivals, but until the kittens we have on hand are adopted, we cannot take in more. It breaks our hearts to have to turn these babies away, but there is no choice when there are literally hundreds of them.

There are many reasons to spay and neuter your pets, but to my way of thinking there can be no greater reason than putting a stop to the slaughter and waste of healthy animals who have no chance of finding a home. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation by reducing the number of unwanted litters, but if you need more reasons for spaying and neutering, there are some big ones.

1. Health Benefits: If you want your female kitten to live a long and healthy life, spay her before her first heat. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is usually fatal. Neutering your male cat prevents testicular cancer. No testis. No cancer.

2.  Community Concerns:   Do your community a favor by spaying or neutering your pet. Because feral cat colonies pose problems for communities everywhere, spaying and neutering can be effective in reducing the number of feral animals. Humans can be vicious toward even managed colonies because of ignorance and cruelty. The animals simply aren’t safe out there even in a TNR situation.

3. Your spayed female will not go into heat: Female cats usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. Your sweet girl will try to attract a mate by yowling and urinating more frequently—many times in the wrong places. When she gets out, you’re going to have a litter of unwanted kittens. The cost of your pet's spay surgery is quite a bit less than the cost of caring for a litter. 

4. Roaming and Fighting: Mating is a serious business for an unaltered male cat, and he will fight bloody battles over a female. If he can, an unaltered tom will escape his house to go in search of a female in heat, and when his path crosses the paths of other toms on the same mission, he will most certainly get into some serious fights. It’s a lot less expensive to neuter Romeo than pay veterinary bills for the treatment of tattered ears, wounds, and abscesses later.

5. Your neutered male will be better behaved: Unneutered male cats will mark their territories by spraying strong-smelling urine in your house and yard, e.g. the front door, the landscaping, the walls, the furniture, the bed, clean laundry, etc. You get the picture. To put it simply, he stinks, and so will your house! Neutered, young Tom will be more engaged with the humans in his life. After all you adopted him to be a family pet, not a Lothario. Do him and yourself a favor. Get him neutered.

6. The Miracle of Birth:  For everybody’s sake, give up the idea that your Fluffy should have a litter of kittens so that your children can experience the miracle of birth. Rent a DVD.

Hopefully you are convenced that spay and neuter is the way to go for yourself, your animal  and your community. Contact SNIP for information of spay and neuter.

SNIP IDAHO
1077 S. GARDEN PL
BOISE, ID 38705
208-968-1338
OPEN TO ALL
WWW.SNIPIDAHO.ORG

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There are good reasons to spay or neuter your kitten besides overpopulation, but overpopulation has to top the list. It is a tragedy and a waste of life that every year millions of cats of all ages are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. Every cat deserves a home, and you can be part of the solution by adopting a kitten and by spaying or neutering your existing pets.​



The top ten reasons to spay and neuter were killed in a shelter today.


SNIP Low Cost Vouchers


Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is proud to announce that we are partnering with SNIP-Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc., to spay and neuter more cats in Idaho. SNIP has offered Happy Jack Cats, Inc. $2,000 worth of cat spay/neuter vouchers at LESS THAN HALF PRICE. This savings will enable Happy Jack to take in more animals and, therefore, save more lives. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate the kindness and generosity of SNIP.

To all of our friends, followers and supporters, THANK YOU all for your loyalty. Without you, the beautiful kittens that you see posted on our Facebook page would not have had a chance, and that would have been such a shame.