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You might just have one cat or maybe even two.  They hang around, entertain the children and hopefully catch mice and rats.  They may be house pets, loved by the family for their personality and playful nature.  They might just be cats that aren’t really yours but you still put out food for them.  All of these cats are capable of having kittens and all of these cats are the reason that San Pedro now has an overpopulation of our furry feline friends.

Often people say ‘Oh I only let her have one litter’ or ‘I can find homes for them’ but if they knew the truth about cats and their amazing ability to reproduce, they would certainly think twice.  Just one unspayed female cat and her mate, along with their offspring will be responsible for producing over eleven million new cats in nine years.  Do we really want eleven million cats in San Pedro?

Cat overpopulation in San Pedro is bad news for people and cats.  Right now there are hundreds of stray and abandoned cats hiding in bodegas, alleys and only coming out at night to hunt, scavenge and reproduce.  These cats rarely live longer than two years as they succumb to injuries and disease.  They cause a nuisance by ripping open garbage, fighting and making noise as well as spreading infectious diseases.  They have no one to love them or care for them and that is the fault of the people who allowed them to breed and continue to breed.  Unfortunately, their irresponsibility has now become the responsibility of the community and SAGA Humane Society.

SAGA Humane Society is already overflowing with cats and kittens. Currently they have over 30 in their care and very few are being adopted.  If you walk around the Town in the evening, you’ll see many sad, sick and very skinny cats slinking between the golf carts and cars.  So, what can San Pedro do to stop it from raining cats?

Neutering and spaying are the only solutions.  These are very simple operations that can be performed by the veterinary surgeon and will not only prevent cats from reproducing but will reduce their risk of disease and injury.  If our community worked together, we could turn San Pedro into a place where all the cats and kittens have the homes and love that they need and deserve.

If you have a cat or kitten and you want to do the responsible thing, please contact SAGA about spaying or neutering.  If you are worried about the cost, let them know and they will do everything they can to assist.  If you know of a stray cat that has had kittens or is pregnant, please let SAGA know. To find out how you can help the cats of San Pedro please call SAGA on 226 3266.

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Saga’s statistics for 2012 are as follows – these show that the animals allowed to breed freely in
private homes are a significant part of the problem of animal over population. People are letting
their animals have puppies and kittens. When they cannot or do not want to care for them, they
surrender them to Saga HS or let them out into the street.

Dogs Rounded Up :180
Dogs Returned to Owner: 33 (after payment of a fine)
Surrender (owner left at Saga): 359 Dogs and Cats
Euthanized: 346 Dogs and Cats, 99 were dogs from rounds ups
Adopted Out into New Homes: 168 Dogs and Cats
Spayed/Neutered: 451 Dogs and Cats
Vaccinated: 159 Dogs and Cats
Treated Free of Charge: 134 Dogs and Cats

Unwanted animals

Unwanted animals

 

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SAGA CATTERY

Come visit the Saga “cattery”!  It’s a cat’s dream: a big, outdoor space where our cats can play together. It also means that you can step on in and play with the cats and kittens to find the perfect one for you!

The following adorable cats are available for adoption now.  Call 226-3266 for further information on any of the kitties below.  And if you can’t adopt one, please consider sponsoring a shelter animal!

PSSSSTjust click on each photo below for a closer look!  And scroll down to see the lucky cats who have been adopted recently!

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STARZ ~ young female (14 weeks)

Starz is a very pretty light-colored calico.  She is very curious with the camera!

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HECTOR ~ young male (12 weeks)

Hector is very playful, sweet, and full of energy.   Meow!

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NIGHT ~ young female (12 weeks)

Night is a cutie!   She loves to be pet, to meet new people, and play with her toys.

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CICI ~ adult female

Cici is a sweet kitty who loves to watch everything from her perch.  She loves to be pet and pampered!

LORENZO

LORENZO ~ adult male
Lorenzo is a great cat who loves to relax and cuddle! Come meet him at Saga today!

CONCHA

adult female
Concha is playful & friendly, with a beautiful tortoiseshell coloring.

NELSON

adult male
Nelson is very curious and loves to visit and play with people in the new cattery!

 COCO ~ 4 year old female
Coco is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat who gets along great with other cats and even dogs!

SAPHIRA ~ 3 month old female
Saphira was brought to Saga a few weeks ago with her sister.  Her sister found a wonderful home, but this sweet lovebug is still looking for her fur-ever family.

~ RECENTLY ADOPTED ~

The lucky cats below have been adopted into new fur-ever homes!

LUNA

CHARLES

AZUL

EL CHELE

RATCAT

EL GUERO

SEBASTIAN

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Hi!  My name is Chica.  I’m one year old and was rescued from the DFC area with my 5 kittens who are all now adopted.  As you can see I am getting plenty of attention from Kylie, Rochelle and Dulce here at Saga but I would love a full time home with you!  Please come see me and all my friends at the Saga Humane Society today!

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Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!  We three are just a few of the kitties ready and waiting for adoption.  We love our cattery and our cozy cat beds but of course would much prefer to go home with you!  Please come see all of us at the Saga Humane Society today!

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