World Spay Day 2012
Today—February 28—is World Spay Day 2012! World Spay Day is presented by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, in partnership with animal welfare organizations such as PAWS, to shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as a proven means of saving animal lives.
During the month of February, as part of the national Spay Day campaign, PAWS is offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, along with other local shelters and clinics in Western Washington. The goal of Spay Day is to end the suffering of homeless and neglected animals in our community by preventing unwanted litters.
If you’ve ever wondered why spay and neuter is such an important issue, or if you haven’t already spayed or neutered your pet and you’re considering doing so, here are some good reasons to consider:
- Your pet will live a longer, healthier life. For female pets, spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer. For males, neutering helps prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
- Spay/Neuter is cost effective. The cost of the spay/neuter surgery will far outweigh the costs of caring for a brand new litter of puppies or kittens. It will also save you money on trips to the vet when your male gets injured in a fight with another male!
- Your pet will be better behaved. Spaying or neutering your pet will reduce many bad behaviors which result from the mating urge, including aggression and marking of territory.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight overpopulation. Each year, millions of companion animals suffer as strays and are left to fend for themselves. Spaying and neutering will help reduce unplanned litters.
PAWS will be running this Spay Day promotion, with heavily discounted spay and neuter fees, through Thursday March 2. Find out about Spay Day events in your area, or make an appointment today!