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.
 
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For more information, please call Stephanie Kirby at (919) 560-0640 x.221 or email volunteer@apsofdurham.org.
 
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.

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