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  • Preventing cancers in cats with spaying and neutering
    Spaying and neutering helps prevent certain cancers in cats
    We're nearing the end of National Spay/Neuter Month, and there are some very important reasons to make sure you have your cat spayed or neutered. Aside from preventing unwanted litters, and dealing with heat cycles and behaviors associated...
  • Early neutering
    Neutering kittens early does not cause misbehavior, study says
    A newly publicized study concludes that sterilizing kittens at an early age does not cause them to have behavior problems later in life.The study, conducted by Belgian researchers and announced by the New Jersey-based Winn Feline Foundation Dec....
  • Doc
    To neuter or not to neuter?
    At a recent continuing education seminar, Dr. Margaret Root Kustritz DVM PhD, DACT of the University of Minnesota spoke about neutering and your male dog. She discussed both pros and cons for this surgery and male dogs.The first thing to consider...
  • Orange cat on camping grounds
    No cat left behind
    This time last year I wrote about all those orange cats left behind on camping grounds when the human population leaves. I am always surprised how many orange ones there are. They are cute, sunny looking but still...Nothing has changed. That is...
  • State awards grant for spay/neuter project
    Regional Performance Incentive Grant
    It's happening again! Good news for community cats thanks to the many voters advocating for humane control and management of feral cat populations. Northeastern Connecticut leaders receive a generous state grant to combat the growing feral cat...
  • Romania Animal Rescue
    Romania Animal Rescue reaches over 25,000 spay and neuter procedures
    Romania Animal Rescue has funded and performed over 25,000 neutering procedures its creation in 2003. In May of 2014, the organization reached 25,510 spay and neuter procedures.Romania Animal Rescue was founded by Californian Nancy Janes in 2003...
  • Is it possible that spaying or neutering will make cats less friendly overall?
    Will spaying and neutering eventually breed sociability out of cats?
    Cats are often a product of how well—or poorly—they're socialized as tiny kittens. If you've got a snuggly, cuddly, affectionate lap cat, chances are that cat received a lot of affection and love when he was a tiny kitten. The...
  • Taking a Break
    Top 5 reasons to spay or neuter your dog
    Many people become dog owners, but not everyone understands why it’s so important to spay or neuter your dog. Deciding whether or not to spay or neuter your dog doesn’t have to be difficult. If you aren’t planning to let your dog...
  • Low cost vaccines at Chicago Animal Care and Control
    Low cost vaccines at Chicago Animal Care and Control
    Chicago Animal Care and Control is hosting a Low Cost Vaccine Clinic for the City of Chicago residents on May 6 and May 27, 2012, Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on June 16, 2012, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at their facilities on...
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    A call for humane trap neuter and release programs for feral cats
    With a balmy winter behind us and a warm spring in the making--feral cat populations may surge in urban areas like New York City. Freezing temperatures and severe weather of a typical winter limit the survival of free living cats that may not have...
  • Pitbull
    SPCA defends neutering policy
    The Montreal SPCA is defending its decision to neuter a pit bull that was found after he ran away from home - even though that's not what the dog's owner wanted. When Verdun resident Liz Leslie went to claim her lost pit bull Bronx from...
  • Are you considering spaying or neutering your dog?
    Are you considering spaying or neutering your dog?
    I would like to start off by explaining the difference between spaying and spading. Often time people will say, “I’m going to get my dog spaded”. A spade is a tool designed primarily for the purpose of digging or removing earth....
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    When should I neuter my dog? What is the best age to neuter? Pros and cons...
    When should I neuter my German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Great Dane, Cane Corso, Lab, Boxer, Doberman, or other breed? Many vets recommend a male dog be neutered around 4-6 months, however, the large breed dog owner may have special considerations....
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