Meet Marmalade — Who Just Got Spayed

Marmalade, who just got spayed, is the newest spokescat for the Ten Movement. The sassy, spayed female feline will work alongside Scooter the Neutered Cat to bring awareness and support to no-kill cat shelters in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Following the Ten Movement’s mission to give cats an extra life in a no-kill world, Marmalade and Scooter have made it their duty to end feline overpopulation.

“Scooter has been a great ambassador for his fellow tomcats, but the time is right for a new lady cat to join the fight against overpopulation,” said Deborah Cribbs, The Joanie Bernard Foundation board chair. “Cats are 45 times more prolific than humans, and have the ability to produce as many as three litters each year. One female cat can be responsible for hundreds of thousands of cats within just seven years,” Cribbs added.

Marmalade is lending a helping paw to Scooter to show her fellow females that being spayed is in — and overpopulation is so last season. Spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer in cats and cuts the risk of mammary cancer in half. It also prevents female cats from going into heat, which helps with unwanted behaviors such as spraying, yowling and looking for a male suitor.

All stunning lady cats deserve the ability to be spayed and fabulous like Marmalade. With health benefits and low-cost options, being a spayed classy cat and fighting overpopulation has never been (or looked) this good.

Getting a fabulous feline spayed is a quick snip and free for those who qualify. Organizations such as Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia (FACE) in Indianapolis, Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR) and United Coalition for Animals (UCAN) in Cincinnati offer low-cost options.

To learn more about The Ten Movement, visit givethemten.org.