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Friday, January 31, 2014
Durham APS offering $20 spay/neuter vouchers
Spay/Neuter Your Cats & Dogs to Prevent Thousands of Homeless Puppies & Kittens.
February 1st – 28th while resources last
DURHAM, NC – The Animal Protection Society of Durham will be offering spay/neuter vouchers for a suggested donation of $20 redeemable at a participating veterinary hospital. APS staff will make the appointments when voucher is received.
DURHAM COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. (Please bring State Issued I.D.)
Offer available while resources last.
Why spay/neuter your companion animal?
Each year, 6-8 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are left at animal shelters around the country. Sadly, 3-4 million of those animals have to be euthanized. Spay/Neuter surgeries are our best hope for preventing the deaths of millions of innocent animals. Take a moment to learn the facts and myths about Spay/Neuter.
Good for Your Pet
Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.
Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostrate disease.
Good for You
Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an average of six to twelve days, often twice a year, in dogs and an average of seven days, three or more times a year, in cats.
Females in heat can cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
Spaying and neutering makes pets less likely to bite.
Un-sterilized animals often exhibit more behavioral and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered.
Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.
Good for the Community
By reducing the number of unwanted animals, Spay/Neuter programs reduce burdens on shelters and save tax dollars.
Stray and homeless animals may bite or attack, get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns.
Stray animals may also scare away or kill birds and wildlife.
For more information, please call Stephanie Kirby at (919) 560-0640 x.221 or email email@example.com.
The mission of the APS of Durham is to educate the public about the humane care, treatment and well-being of all animals, to help stop pet overpopulation through the promotion of spay/neuter programs, and to find suitable adoptive homes for the animals in our care.