Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montclair, CA, USA
In my opinion, I think if you get a cat who is already pregnant, you should let her continue with the pregnancy, then have her spayed after her kittens are weaned. But if you get a cat who isn't pregnant, but not spayed either, then you should do the responsible thing and have her spayed.
If we had had Midnight spayed as soon as she came to us, we'd have never known the joy of her boys, Star and Lucky. I'd have never known the heartbreak of the two stillborns, the joy of hearing Star mewling as he was born and the fear, then triumph of Lucky breathing on his own. As it was, we had no clue that she was pregnant and we had had her for only two weeks when her babies were born.