Kittens are cute, but having too many kittens is a problem. Pet owners can stop their cats from reproducing with spaying or neutering their cats. A veterinarian can do this by a simple surgery. The doctor removes the cat's reproductive organs. At the same time, the veterinarian can microchip the cat by inserting a microchip in the skin on the back of the cat's neck.
Later, if the animal becomes lost, an animal shelter can look up the phone number of the owner by scan ID chip.
We can control the over-population of cats with a small amount of money and a short visit to a veterinarian office. Do your neighbors a favor and offer to take their cats too!
microchip (v.) – implant (an animal) with a microchip tag linked to a national computer network for purposes of identification
implant (v.) – insert in the tissue of the body
kitten (n.) – a baby or young cat
neuter (v.) – remove the reproductive organs of a male cat
overpopulation (n.) – an area filled with too many individuals (people, cats, etc.)
pet (n.) – a domesticated animal: cat, dog, parrot, etc.
reproduce (v.) – make copies, breed (make babies)
reproductive organs (n.) – baby-making body parts (ovaries or testicles)
scan (v.) – read data using an electronic device
animal shelter (n.) – pound, place where lost animals are kept temporarily
spay (v.) – remove the reproductive organs of a female cat
surgery (n.) – an operation that removes or repairs a part of the body
veterinarian (n.) – animal doctor