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.

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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Trending Sources

Spaying and Neutering

Animal Ethics

Here is a story about Alley Cat Rescue

McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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

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. an acronym for “Prevent Euthanasia Through Spaying.&#. We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers!

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Financial Resources for Cat Care

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Tags: spay/neuter cats animal rescue feral cats

Quantico Has No Compassion for Feral Cats

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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.

Dog Diabetes

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Treatment for dog diabetes includes: Spaying Females. Lots of owners choose to spay their dogs to help balance hormone levels. There is no one cure for diabetes in dogs, but it can be managed well if caught at an early stage. There are a few common symptoms to look for when dealing with dog diabetes. Dog diabetes usually surfaces between the ages of 7 and 9. About one out of every ten dogs will suffer from diabetes. The most common type of dog diabetes is known as diabetes Mellitus.

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!

A video on the importance of pet insurance

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Spaying and castration. Sheila Stewart from the Capricorn Animal Rescue centre speaks with money supermarket’s Felicity Hannah on the importance of pet insurance. Pet insurance video from moneysupermarket.com.

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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.

“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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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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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.

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

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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Breast Cancer in Pets

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Mammary gland tumors are common in dogs and cats, especially those that aren’t spayed or were spayed late in age. Dogs: • 25% (1 in 4) of un-spayed female dogs will get mammary cancer. Spaying a dog before their first heat will reduce the chance of breast cancer to almost zero. Early spaying is the best prevention and also if a cat has had kittens they’re less likely to get it.

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”.

Pet Photography 101 Giveaway

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Darlow is also a judge in the Humane Society’s annual photography contest the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest. The contest, which helps raise much needed funds for spaying and neutering programs, runs through March 4th.

Kittens!

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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.

False Pregnancies In Dogs

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If you have no intention of breeding your dog, the best and most responsible thing to do is have her spayed. Having a dog spayed may also prevent any secondary illness and diseases in the future as well. For more information about dog pregnancy, heat stages, a pregnancy calendar, information about spaying and more, visit www.dogpregnancyhelp.com.

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.

Pahokee Opens for Project Treadstone

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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.

The Simple Economics of Pet Overpopulation

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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.

Humane Society Endorses Obama

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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.

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.

When Is a Dog Unadoptable?

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One day while I was volunteering I met a little pit bull puppy who was recovering from a spaying. I rejoined my local animal shelter's volunteer program a few months ago (long story as to why I quit in the first place). Very sweet and gentle animal (I have a soft spot for pits.and pugs!) The puppy seemed too thin to me so I asked about her story. Apparently, she, her mother and seven siblings had been confiscated from a crack house. Someone had called in an animal cruelty report.

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.

Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

We’ve been educating, helping and begging people to spay and neuter their animals for years, but three million to four million cats and dogs still die in shelters every year because of simple math: too many animals, not enough worthy adoptive homes. 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.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Spay or neuter your dog. 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

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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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.

Pet Adoption Tips from Adopt-A-Pet.com

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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?

Powder Puff, RIP, and More

Animal Person

There is a Spay-Around-the-Clock coming up, and I'm signing up to volunteer. Stephanie posted the first of a series of guest posts by yours truly about TNR and Project Treadstone over at her immensely popular site at Change.org. Thanks, Stephanie!

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!

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.

National Justice for Animals Week

Critter News

The week, also co-sponsored by former California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, who sponsored a California bill that would have required mandatory spaying and neutering of cats and dogs, will encourage all citizens to get active in their own communities, and ALDF is providing downloadable resource guides designed to help animal advocates navigate the criminal justice system.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Change will take place only when governments work with local and international animal welfare groups and concerned individuals to address the root of the problem through education and humane methods of population control, such as spaying and neutering. To the Editor: Thank you for publicizing the plight of satos—street dogs—in Puerto Rico in “ Scrutiny for Puerto Rico Over Animal Treatment ” (news article, March 9).