Warm weather may still be months away, but Nutmeg Spay\/Neuter Clinic wants you to \u201cBeat the Heat\u201d by spaying your cat before her heat cycle to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring. Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as \u201ckitten season\u201d because this is when they receive the largest influx of litters, which are hard to adopt. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, Nutmeg will provide a limited amount of $20 spay surgeries for female cats during the month of February. Spay\/neuter is one of the most effective ways to reduce pet overpopulation and is safe for kittens as young as 12 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle can reduce the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections. This special $20 rate is less than Nutmeg\u2019s normal low-cost price and is available to everyone. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the \u201cBeat the Heat\u201d campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability and payment must be made at the time of booking to secure the appointment. Visit www.nutmegclinic.org or call 203-690-1550 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Nutmeg Spay\/Neuter Clinic is a nonprofit organization in Stratford, providing low-cost spay\/neuter services for cats and dogs. For more information, visit www.nutmegclinic.org.