FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered. FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered.

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Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy. Spaying or neutering your pet completely eliminate the risk of these dangerous cancers.

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Spaying and Neutering

Animal Ethics

Here is a story about Alley Cat Rescue

McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

Critter News

Tags: animal cruelty spay/neuter latin america strays companion animals

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No-Kill Conference Already Sold Out

Critter News

Tags: spay and neuter feral cats animal welfare us

Mexican Border Town Offers Tax Exemption for Euthanizing Dogs

Critter News

Clearly, there's no spay/neuter program in this place. euthanization mexico animal cruelty spay/neuter strays dogsThere's a stray dog problem in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The solution? If you bring in the dog for euthanization, you get a tax exemption.hooray! Sarcasm there of course. But there are animal rights activists in Mexico that will hopefully take notice and try to establish some kind of long-term and humane solution. From Latino Fox News.

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McKee Project Expands Work into Guatemala and Other Latin American Countries

Critter News

At the end of 2007, the World Society for the Protection of Animals selected the McKee Project to work on spay/neuter programs in Guatemala. Tags: spay and neuter latin america This is a great group that I've spotlighted before. Although they are best known for their work in Costa Rica, they also work in Mexico and Panama. I recently subscribed to their newsletter which comes out in both Spanish and English versions.

Quantico Has No Compassion for Feral Cats

Critter News

Frizzell has encountered those who trap feral cats with the intent of spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them and then releasing them back into the wild. Tags: spay and neuter quantico military feral cats Quantico Military Base is really behaving cruelly when it comes to the feral cats on its base. They've prohibited feeding and want the animals trapped. If they are not adoptable, oh well, kill them. Please.

Fix Nation

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Caring for the homeless cat population in Los Angeles, FixNation , offers free spay and neuter services to caregivers of community cats. FixNation sterilizes more than 70 cats each day and will have successfully trapped, neutered and returned 80,000 cats by the summer of 2012.

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CATS for Cats

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Dynamic duo Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars) walk the red carpet at Kitty Bungalow’s CATS for Cats benefit concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Janel was Rumpleteazer and Brendan was Mungojerrie in the one-night only charity event.

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Beartooth Humane Alliance

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If you live in that area, be sure to visit their spay and neuter clinic. I love this promotional video from the folks at Beartooth Humane Alliance in Montana! A great sense of humor, and a good cause too!

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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In fact, they have pledged to give back fifty (50%) of the proceeds from the sales of their clothing line to various spay and neuter organizations across the country. We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers!

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Helping Feral Cats in Your Neighborhood

Critter News

Cory Williams, of the famed "Mean Kitty" YouTube videos (which are really funny), has a good how-to video about doing a trap, spay/neuter, and release of feral cats in your neighborhood.

Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

Animal Person

Flex is a handsome, neutered male, red fawn greyhound (currently under 60 pounds). Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ? Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden.

Mandatory Sterilization

Animal Ethics

Should there be a law that mandates spaying and neutering of dogs and cats? See here for Verlyn Klinkenborg's column

Event: Save a Stray for the Holidays

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Each location will reduce adoption fees, including microchip and spay/neuter surgery fees, for the special program. The Found Animals team works directly within the animal welfare community to improve animal shelter processes, fund pet sterilization research, promote effective animal welfare policy, and provide funding to area shelters and spay/neutering clinics. FIND YOUR DIAMOND IN THE “RUFF”.

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On Dominance and Animal Birth Control

Animal Person

When taking the issue to simplest common denominator, spaying/neutering is essentially exercising human dominance over non-human animals. But my stance is also categorized under Gray Matters because, in my perfect world, we wouldn't be spaying or neutering anybody.

Pahokee Opens for Project Treadstone

Animal Person

They will spay/neuter, vaccinate, tip ears and microchip , and they do not test. What the heck is Pahokee, you ask? If you click on this map , you'll see. It's a city in Florida on our largest lake, Lake Okeechobee.

Creature Update

Animal Person

As for Project Treadstone, after several false starts, trapping, spaying and neutering will resume next week. As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me.


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So here is a bit of a reminder to please spay and neuter your pets… it’s so sad that these gorgeous kittens won’t know the fun of having a human servant! Some time ago a neighborhood stray cat came to the yard to have her kittens.

On Children's Books, Introverts & Films

Animal Person

Working or volunteering at an animal sanctuary or shelter or participating (or starting) a Trap-Neuter-Release effort, maybe? First, Chris directed me to ePub Bud , which appears to be a timely and fantastic idea given my recent plea for more books for children about veganism. In addition, it looks like a great way to get your book into ePub form (and here 's how to read it) no matter what age your audience is.

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Yet More Good News for Project Treadstone

Animal Person

Regarding Adam's comment yesterday about low-cost spay/neuter, the reason this particular one is low-cost is that it is subsidized by the county and city (and maybe State, I'm not sure). This one's more like Good News for Mary Martin. I received a call yesterday from a woman who started a coalition for homeless cats. She said her Trapper Man could go to the Project Treadstone site--last night and this morning--and trap up to 10 cats that she would bring to Pahokee.

Pet Photography 101 Giveaway

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The contest, which helps raise much needed funds for spaying and neutering programs, runs through March 4th. We recently got a chance to check out a great new book called Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat !

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10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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Poor countries with lots of trash on the streets and no spay/neuter clinics definitely have more street dogs. No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets.

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“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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All AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay or neuter, one month of free pet health insurance and a free office visit at a participating veterinarian.

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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Parents and children should be “conscientious and take responsibility for raising pets and, in any case, it is better to adopt, neuter and care for domestic animals,” Menendez said. Late on this story. I copied the full article from the Latin American Herald Tribune. MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Spay or neuter your dog. Neutered dogs are less likely to bite. Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word. They are working hard to help spread that word about how to prevent dog bites. Here are the tips and stats that they sent us: Nearly 2,900 letter carriers were bitten by dogs last year, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7

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On Project Treadstone and Welfare, OED-Style

Animal Person

Project Treadstone If anyone in Palm Beach County wants to get involved in the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of feral cats, now is the time, as the county's Spay Shuttle is back in business (but for a whopping $40/cat rather than the original $15), and Pahokee ($25/cat) is open as well.

Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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Adoption fees are being waived for this event, and adoptable animals will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and provided an ID tag free of charge. ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26.

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The Simple Economics of Pet Overpopulation

Critter News

The primary tool for this is spaying and neutering to decrease the population. It seems to me that the root of the problem in pet overpopulation can be expressed simply in economic terms. The supply of pets is way, way greater than the demand for them. What we need to do is reach an equilibrium where the supply for pets equals the demand. Many groups and individuals are working very hard on this by trying to decrease the supply.

Dog Park Dangers

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Your dog also needs to be spayed or neutered. Today’s guest post comes from: Heather Reynolds is a pet lover and internet journalist at Trupanion , North America’s fastest growing pet insurance company.

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Humane Society Endorses Obama

Critter News

As an Illinois state senator, he backed at least a dozen animal protection laws, including those to strengthen the penalties for animal cruelty, to help animal shelters, to promote spaying and neutering, and to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice. I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors—which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans—has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Editorial Observer, July 30), is right: “The rate at which dogs are purchased and euthanized in this country is not a sign of our affection for them. This crisis calls for mandatory spay and neuter legislation.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: The real thrust of the American Kennel Club’s opposition to California Assembly Bill 1634 as stated in “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ” (Editorial Observer, July 30) is not economic but rather that creating a one-size-fits-all law such as mandatory spay and neuter is not a workable, enforceable solution to reduce the diverse demographics of the state’s shelter population.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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In order to find a permanent home for your found pit bull as quickly as possible, PBRC suggests that you do the following: • Get your pit bull spayed or neutered and all of its shots. There are programs that exist that make costly vaccines and spaying/neutering affordable. • As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds.

Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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A 501(c) 3 registered nonprofit organization, Precious Paws is dedicated to spaying or neutering, vaccinating, and testing each animal rescued before they are placed for adoption into permanent homes.

1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Just in time for the start of summer, it’s the First Annual Week for the Animals in Washington DC! Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce exciting news about the 1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals, which will kick off Saturday, May 30th and run through Sunday, June 7th, 2009. The metrowide celebration is designed to celebrate and recognize the unique and life-changing role that animals play in the lives of citizens through all walks of life.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

thanks again Louise Alley Cat Rescue Inc ACR has neutered 20,000 cats! Thank you for sending me the articles. I enjoy your website a lot. I have been working in the animal movement for several decades on 2 continents, and have been vegetarian for nearly 40 years and vegan for 25 of those years. Alley Cat Rescue serves vegan food at our gatherings, and encourages all groups that work with cats and dogs to do the same.

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Book: Shift Your Habit

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Most shelter animals are spayed or neutered, have been treated for worms, and have at least their first set of shots. We recently got a review copy of a great new book called Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet , which is going to be available on March 9th. We really enjoyed the book a lot! It’s jam packed with simple ways to reduce your impact on the planet, while also making an impact on your wallet!

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Pet Adoption Tips from

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People can encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their pet (link to our spay neuter page) to help prevent unwanted births. Common Questions About Pet Adoption. Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. Why do you think this is, and what can be done to turn that around?

Good Idea: FlexPet

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Featured on National Geographic Channel’s show DogTown, Best Friends Animal Society works with members, individuals, humane groups and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, foster, shelter and adoption programs in neighborhoods throughout the country. FlexPet is a dog arthritis treatment! Gratefully our dog doesn’t have arthritis, but what a wonderful thing to have something out there to help those who do!

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Guest Post: Susan Wilson

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A feral kitten captured and neutered by a small non-profit, somewhat militant organization, was on display at our local Massachusetts Society Prevention of Cruelty Association branch, which often took these feral cats in the hope of finding homes for them. Today we have a great guest post from author Susan Wilson. She has a new book out (which I am reading right now) called One Good Dog. One Good Dog is the story of a man who is down on his luck, and a dog who is all out of chances.

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Race for the Rescues

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She says, “The solution, of course, is for everyone to spay and neuter their animals and eliminate the overcrowding that causes so many to end up in city shelters. 4th ANNUAL “RACE FOR THE RESCUES” FUNDRASIER. 5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Fun Run and Adoption Celebration. Co-Hosted by Jane Lynch andCarrie Ann Inaba. Animal lovers Jane Lynch (Julie & Julia) and Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars) will help The Rescue Train host its 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk (3.1

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