World Spay Day is February 25
World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 25. This worldwide event focuses on the importance of spaying and neutering pets to halt pet overpopulation.
"Spaying and neutering animals is best way to stop the tragedy of pet overpopulation," says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
McNall offered following the facts for pet owners:
- Neutering a pet will not change its personality. Your pet may be less likely to show aggressive behavior associated with mating.
- Spayed and neutered animal companions are typically healthier and can live longer than unsterilized pets.
- The big “snip” or “fix” will not make your pet lazy or fat. Overfeeding and not enough exercise will do that.
- Spay and neuter surgery is not expensive. PHS provides affordable prices to all pet owners, regardless of their city of residence.
- Sterilizing pets leads to fewer unwanted dogs and cats in shelters and on the streets and less euthanasia of unwanted animals.
The Pasadena Humane Society has expanded its affordable spay/neuter program to all pet owners, regardless of their city of residence. The shelter sterilizes owned cats, dogs and rabbits through its public spay/neuter (SNiP) program. PHS recently opened its spay/neuter services to all pet owners with its new Animal Wellness Clinic in January. In addition, PHS welcomes Dr. Annie Li, SNiP Veterinarian, who has extensive experience in high-volume spay/neuter clinics, as well as Dali Colorado, SNiP Coordinator, who joins the shelter from high-volume, homeless cat clinic FixNation. For more information visit www.pasadenahumane.org/snip or make an appointment by emailing SNiP@phsspca.org. The Animal Wellness Clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only and is located at 361 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.
About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.
About World Spay Day
World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter as a way to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street. For more information, visit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/spay_day/ .