The ethical issues of spaying very pregnant cats at shelters

The ethical issues of spaying very pregnant cats at shelters

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There are very real ethical and moral issues in spaying pregnant cats at shelters. Are there policies in place to deal with these situations? When a pregnancy is near full-term the kittens are viable and they should be treated as individuals. If they are to be euthanised they should be euthanise properly and painlessly. The uterus containing the kittens should not simply be thrown away because the unborn kittens will suffocate to death and that is against the veterinarian’s oath.