As we head closer to spring, animal officials say now is the time to focus on fixing your pets, if you haven't already.
Aside from preventing cats from breeding, fixing cats also stops annoying behaviors like yowling or spraying. Also, in large groups of cats, diseases can spread quickly.
Cats can be spayed or neutered as early as three to four months old.
Although organizations like VT Can do work to trap, fix, and release groups of felines, they say people need to make sure they help with that effort.
"Cats are coming into heat now," says Pamela Krausz, Executive Director of VT Can. "People don't think of them as coming into heat because it's so cold outside, but they're getting ready for those spring litters. So we encourage people to get them spayed now before they get pregnant because there really are just too many unwanted cats."
The Beat the Heat promotion runs through February. Any cat in Vermont can be spayed for $50 dollars and that includes rabies and distemper shots.