Del Mar, Solana Beach offer coupons to spay cats
The county and six cities are offering residents $75 coupons to spay their cats during the month of February in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted kittens, it was announced Friday.
“We can’t adopt ourselves out of this huge problem,” said Dawn Danielson, director of the county’s Department of Animal Services.
“There simply are not enough families looking to adopt a new cat or kitten,” she said. “In February and March, cats as young as four to five months old go into heat, and when spring arrives, so do the kittens. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. They all have on thing in common — they are homeless.”
County Animal Services will offer residents a $75 coupon, good for the month of February, to help pay for the cost of spaying a female cat. After that, $50 coupons will be offered.
The coupons — which are accepted by many veterinarians throughout the county — are being offered to residents of unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, San Diego and Santee.
They are available, while supplies last, at the three county animal shelters in Mission Valley, Bonita and Carlsbad.
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