Letter to the Editor

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World Spay Day

Dear Editor,

This year World Spay Day takes place on Feb. 28, 2017. According to The Humane Society of the United States, 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means one homeless pet is euthanized about every 13 seconds. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even pure breds. Maybe someone’s cat or dog got out just that one time, or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good, permanent homes failed. The result is that homeless animals have to be euthanized.

World Spay Day is an annual campaign that shines the spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spaying and neutering. Humane organizations and rescue groups, veterinary clinics and individuals all across the U.S. and around the world are organizing reduced cost spay/neuter clinics, hosting fundraisers and bringing awareness to the importance of spaying and neutering.

Feb. 8 through Feb. 28, Prevent Unwanted Pets will be offering no cost spay/neuter surgery for pets in the 77473 (San Felipe), 77475 (Sheridan) and 78935 (Alleyton) zip codes. This offer will also be extended to Pitbull Terriers in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Lavaca, Waller and Washington counties. We invite community businesses and citizens to partner with us; consider donating a percentage of your profits on World Spay Day, host a fundraiser or sponsor the spay or neuter of at least one animal. To donate, volunteer or to spay or neuter your pet, simply call 979-732-5591 or visit www.pupsofcatspring.com. Spread the word! Spaying and neutering saves lives. Together we can end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets and ensure every pet enjoys a long, happy life in a loving home.

Cheryl L. Mellenthin/founder

Prevent Unwanted Pets

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