“It’s Hip To Snip!”  The Arizona Humane Society is hosting a free spay and neuter day for Valley pets!  Bretta Nelson with the Arizona Humane Society says the goal behind this event is to keep your families furry friends healthy.  It also combats pet overpopulation in our community.

Nelson says there are several reasons to spay or neuter your pet.

Just like humans, female pets are subject to cancer.  The practice of spaying your canine companion is done to help prevent serious medical conditions, such as uterine infections, uterine/ovarian cancer and breast cancer.  Nelson says, “It’s also far less expensive than the cost of treating an infection, having an emergency C-section, treating cancer or raising a litter of puppies or kittens.”

Neutering your male dogs helps prevent testicular cancer and often has a positive effect on your pet’s behavior.  Nelson says, “one positive effect is it makes your male pet less like to mark his territory or spray urine throughout the house.
 
Last year, Arizona Humane Society veterinarians spayed and neutered more than 18-thousand owned and sheltered pets.

AHS Sunnyslope Public Clinic at 1311 West Hatcher Road in Phoenix is the place to be on Thursday, January 22. 

Check-in begins at 6 a.m. and the cost is FREE! 
 
Kris Dugan
 

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