Cats are truly amazing creatures personifying grace, beauty, independence, creativity and intelligence, but the truth of the matter is that there simply are not enough homes for all of the cats that need them. Thousands of healthy cats are put to death every year due to overpopulation. For this reason A Paw in the Door provides spay and neuter services to all of the cats that enter our program without exception. Paw also strongly encourages all pet owners to spay and/or neuter their pets.
HELP! FIX ME is a state program offering spay/neuter services for cats
If you are a Maine resident and receive or are eligible for one of the following programs:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Maine Care (Medicaid)
Maine's low cost spay/neuter program may be able to help you with spay/neuter services at $10 per cat and $20 per dog.
Call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621 or go to:
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic in Topsham
321 Lewiston Road
Topsham, ME 04086
Visit this site to find other options in your area.
New research on FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)-positive cats shows that they can not only live long and happy lives, but they can also live successfully with FIV-negative cats and not infect them. We have made great strides in understanding this disease. While for years an FIV-positive test result was a death sentence for a cat or kitten, we now have conclusive evidence from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and other sources that FIV is actually difficult to transmit. FIV should not be confused with FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus) "which is transmissible through cohabitation and casual contact." For more information about FIV we have found this article from Catster Magazine to be informative: www.catster.com.