Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project is offering a cat and kitten spring spay/neuter special for the month of May.

Kittens can mature as early as 5 months and deliver their first litter at around 6 months of age.

More than 50 percent of the litters delivered to shelters and killed are first -time litters that new owners were not expecting.

Many shelters are over- whelmed by kittens this time of the year and 95 percent of them do not make it out alive.

KCAAP has received a grant to help spay/neuter 200 cats and kittens in the month of May for only $10, which includes the rabies vaccination.

This grant is for multiple cat households only.

Owners must bring in at least two cats per household, with a maximum of four cats per household.

This grant is offered on a first-come first-service basis. Participants must call to schedule an appointment.

Residents from anywhere in the northeast Texas area can take advantage of the program thanks to KCAAP’s shuttle service. The KCAAP Critter Cruiser travels to Canton, Garland, Mesquite, Mineola, Corsicana, Van and Waxahachie.

Because Texas law requires current rabies vaccination, if proof cannot be provided at the time of surgery, the animals must be vaccinated. All animals that enter the clinic will be issued a flea pill.

The program also provides complete vaccinations, heartworm tests, heartworm preventive and flea preventive at reduced rates.

This grant cannot be used for rescue groups, animals up for adoption or those that will be relocated to new homes. This grant is limited so call for an appointment. When scheduling, participants must mention this grant.

KCAAP is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 volunteer organization that has provided low-cost pet sterilization surgeries and vaccinations, as well as free surgeries for the pets of disadvantaged Texas residents, for almost three years, performing more than 8,000 surgeries.

KCAAP’s low cost spay/neuter regional clinic is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 175 and Farm-to-Market 148 in Crandall.

For more information, to schedule surgery, arrange for shuttle service or to become a volunteer, call (972) 472-3500.