Spay And Neuter: Snip And Chip By Teresa Harrison-Best

Many of you are aware of the high numbers of cats and kittens that end up in shelters, and spay and neuter is recommended to help control the pet spay neuterpopulation.  Teresa Harrison-Best, founder of, is a poet we feature occasionally on our site.  She recently submitted this cat poem via Facebook about spay and neuter:

Snip and Chip

Don’t wait for little pattering paws,
get kitty done today.
Head off to your local vets,
for a neuter or a spay.

Ignoring this is no excuse,
the shelters will concur.
They’re bursting at the seams with cats,
as other’s did defer.

If left intact a female cat,
can mother many kits.
Twelve a year could be the norm,
so come on use your wits.

If money’s tight then ask for help,
the experts can assist.
Cats all need to have the snip,
so please do not desist!

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Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.