Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic urges Chihuahua owners to prevent unwanted litters during “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign

Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at-risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is addressing the problem by introducing the “Cherish Your Chihuahua ” spay/neuter campaign.

Through the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic will offer a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August.

“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born and contributing to the homeless pet overpopulation problem,” said Mariah McCulley, clinic manager for Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as 8 to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

This special $20 rate is even less than Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic’s normal low-cost prices and is available to all residents of Colorado or Wyoming. The clinic is located at 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 9, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic plans to spay/neuter 75 Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes for the special rate in August, which includes a free nail trim. Please visit or call (970) 484-1861 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Spanish-speaking pet owners may call (970) 672-3550.

PetSmart Charities’ “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign is providing more than $145,746 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 3,106 Chihuahuas across the nation during the month of August.

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