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Foothills Animal Shelter, a true resource for the pet community, is honoring the national awareness campaign of Spay Day. Started in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League, Spay Day is recognized the last Tuesday of each February. While February 28 marks the specific date this year, Foothills Animal Shelter will be celebrating all month long. In fact, every day is like Spay Day at the Shelter since spaying and neutering takes place 4-5 days a week, all year round. Spays and neuters are conducted for the Shelter’s adoptable pets and are also offered to the public at low-cost, which helps owners who are struggling financially with the care of their pets. In 2011, a total of 4,323 animals were spayed and neutered at Foothills Animal Shelter.
Spaying and neutering can benefit a pet health-wise by decreasing the chance of testicular and ovarian cancers, which can increase their lifespan. Behaviors such as marking can sometimes be modified with this procedure as well. It can also help decrease pet overpopulation by preventing more unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. Pet Overpopulation Statistics:
January 24, 2012
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