Monday, February 16, 2009

it's SPAY and NEUTER Month!

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February is spay and neuter month. I am not sure when/how it started but for the last few years, every veterinary clinic I have know of or been associated with, as well as most humane/animal welfare groups, have had some sort of incentive program to encourage and enable pet owners to get their animals "fixed."

Today our two newest kitties, Moose and Thirteen, are at the Corinth Veterinary Clinic for their surgery and Brandi has been scheduled for the exam that is required for "high risk" critters, a category she falls into on account of being 10. If surgery is found to be an acceptable risk for her, she is scheduled March 2.

If you have animals that have not yet been spayed or neutered, please contact a local vet and talk to them about making arrangements to take this step. It is my opinion that it makes for less stress and more contentment both for the critters and us humans (both pet owners and their neighbors) as well as reducing pet over population.

Thank you for listening. Now DO IT!

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Amelia said...

Here here. Though the vet we had screwed up Aida's spay, making her now incontinent. I still think I'd rather deal with that than puppies.

Jj Starwalker said...

that sucks. Too bad there isn't malpractice for vets... though I think I would go back and "ask" that it be made right (and what I would be "asking" for is for that vet to cover the cost of a consultation/second opinion from another vet (perhaps on recommendation from the Humane Soc.) and whatever remedy that vet might suggest.

Of course you have time to do this in all that "copious free time" you have as a stay at home mom, right?? ;)

oldcrow61 said...

I'm not aware of any Spay and Neuter month here but it's a great idea.