by Kimberly Wade
No litters, baby! That’s the goal with our newest campaign, which caters to Northern Nevada females (four-legged) this February.
If you know me, you know I love marketing trends. Piggybacking on other ideas works for us—especially when they gain national attention. We jumped on “The Secret Life of Pets” bandwagon, turned politics from a negative into a positive with our Re-PUP-licans and Demo-CATS, gave our animals a second chance with “Orange is the New Bark” and will soon be promoting furry Valentines. We also like to be a bit risqué, so we created the 50 Shades of Spay campaign, modeled after, you guessed it, the 50 Shades of Gray movie.
Look, we don’t care if you love the movie or hate it. It’s not our business. But we do care about cats on cats on cats. There are lots of them that need homes and the only way we’re going to make a dent in the bigger picture is to spay those cats! Yes, you love kittens (and there will still be kittens), but for those of you who don’t want relationships going to the next level in your spare bedroom, you should probably consider our 50 Shades of Spay campaign.
For the entire month of February, you can get your cat spayed for a reduced price at Nevada Humane Society. It’s only $50, plus your cat will get a free FVRCP vaccine. Our clinic is in Reno at 2825 Longley Lane and you must schedule an appointment by calling 775-856-2000 ext. 333. Spaces are limited.
In all seriousness, spaying cats is one of the most effective ways at reducing the homeless cat population—plus there are health benefits. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), spaying protects against certain reproductive cancers and infections, improves health and reduces many of the behavioral problems associated with mating.
Many people aren’t aware that you can spay a cat as young as eight weeks old and that female cats can have as many as three litters a year, with kittens getting pregnant as young as four months old! That means when you promote spay and neuter, you make a big impact on pet overpopulation. Think about it. If you have a cat that has a litter of six kittens, and they each have six kittens, and so forth, that’s a lot of cats.
It’s a no brainer. Spay and neuter your pets and jump on our 50 Shades of Spay bandwagon today.