Showing Cats Love for Valentine’s Day by Being Responsible with Spay/Neuter

Having your cat spayed or neutered is the responsible way to help reduce cat over population and will help make sure your cat is happier and healthier.

It’s great when male and female cats get along, but it’s even better if they are spayed and neutered!

While Valentine’s Day is typically thought of in terms of red roses, hearts, chocolates, and romantic forays between lovers, I think of it in not only those terms, but  in terms of responsibility. Honestly, what better gift of love than helping to ensure cat overpopulation does not continue to escalate by practicing responsible spay/neuter? Maybe then, shelters and rescues that are overflowing with cats and kittens would have a better chance of having them all adopted into loving furever homes.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shaped markings

While Harley is now an angel, she will always be my Valentine girl. Just look at that beautiful heart shaped bib of hers!

And all those outdoor community cats – by utilizing TNRM efforts (Trap, Neuter, Return, and Manage) –  not only do colony numbers stabilize or reduce, but cats that are spayed and neutered are healthier, with far less negative behavioral issues, such as territorial spraying and loud yowling.

I also measure Valentine’s Day by trying to find the beauty and love all around us – whether it is the love between friends, family, or our feline companions. The kind of love that doesn’t cost a single penny, but brings invaluable joy – such as a kind word, a compliment, a smile, or a helping hand. Here are some of my favorite cat images that inspire that intangible kind of love. Some of  them are classic favorites that have been shared before and some are new.

Cats can happily and easily get along in a multi-cat family

Mia and Peanut snuggle in a heart shape of sibling love!

A father cat and his kitten remain bonded through life.

Mia has been head-over-heels in love with her papa Zee since she was a kitten.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shape markings

It’s hard to see in this picture, but if you look closely, you will notice Jazmine has a heart shape on her back left paw.

A mother cat and her kitten bond

Zoey as a proud mama seven years ago with her son Rolz. This picture is the essence of everything love is and the message is universal.

Cats can fall in love for life

Zee & Zoey have been a couple since 2008 and remain in love to this day.

Rescue cats that live happily together in the same multicat home.

Kizmet & Jazmine have been best buds since they first met in 2014.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shaped markings

If you look closely, you can see Zee’s nose is a perfectly shaped heart!

Cats in a multicat home can share love and friendship

Kizmet pats his brother Rolz in a simple gesture of friendship…

Even when our cats pass on, we keep them in our hearts and always remember them.

My angel, Mr. Jazz will always remain in my heart as my Valentine boy…

A happy cat parent shares the love of her cats in a multicat home

I love my cats, but somehow I think the feeling is mutual!

That’s just some of the love in my house – can you find the love around yours – whether it be the surprise of finding a heart on the tip of his nose or the bib of her fur? Whatever it is, I invite you to share your thoughts on the love around you. Happy Valentine’s Day to all creatures, great and small, and may your day be filled with peace, joy, purrs,  kindness, and responsibility…

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For more stories about love, please consider reading this sweet post:

Zee & Zoey – A Purrfectly Comfortable Love Story

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  1. Hoping you all had a great Valentine’s Day, from the lovely photos, I am sure that you did!

  2. What a beautiful post with so much love around. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 <3

  3. Deziz World says:

    Oh Meow we fur sure luv da last foto. Wiff no men in our lives we look to da luv we have fur each other. And just bein’ together is a gift. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi