“Snip it in the Bud” No More Litters Program

Introducing the HSFC “Snip it in the Bud” No More litters Program

Do you have a female cat or dog that is pregnant or has just had babies? Are you overwhelmed with trying to find them a good home? What if your dog or cat becomes pregnant with another litter? The good news is that you are not alone, and the Forsyth County Humane Society (HSFC) is ready to assist you.

The goal of the “Snip it in the bud” no more litters program is to help pet owners of female cats and dogs by agreeing to take in the babies (space and resources permitting), offering vaccinations, wellness exams and spaying & neutering the puppies when they are old enough before adopting them into carefully screened, loving homes. HSFC will also spay the mother to prevent additional litters, at No Cost to the owner of the animal.

For more information about this program please contact us directly at 770-887-6480 or email us at shelter@forsythpets.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of animals are eligible for the “snip it in the bud” No more litters program?
Pregnant or nursing female cats and dogs that are owned. Stray and feral animals are not eligible for this program.

How old does the litter have to be?
Moms and babies can be enrolled in the program immediately after giving birth (space and resources permitting) and pending a medical evaluation and exam. Puppies and kittens must be 8 weeks old or younger to enter the program.

How long will I need to keep the mom and babies together?
Unless there are unforeseen medical complications, the mom and babies will stay together in your home until the babies are 8 weeks old. At that time, they become eligible to find a carefully screened loving home though our comprehensive adoption program.

What are the costs associated with this program?
None. The HSFC covers all the costs including spaying the mama and administering a current rabies vaccine at no cost to the owner. We also cover the cost of wellness exams, vaccines, age appropriate testing, deworming, spaying & neutering and many other services for the juveniles. The adoption fees that we receive for the puppies and kittens help to cover the enormous cost of providing these services.

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