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SPCA offers funds for neutering

June 07, 1999

People who need financial help in spaying or neutering their pets can turn to the Washington County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The SPCA at 13011 Maugansville Road can provide a certificate that will reduce the cost of the surgery.

The SPCA will provide a $20 certificate toward the spaying or neutering of a cat and a $25 certificate toward the spaying or neutering of a dog, said Becky Cavanaugh, volunteer coordinator for the SPCA.

The SPCA is willing to help all pet owners, not just those who have adopted animals from the shelter, officials said.

The Humane Society of the United States says spayed or neutered pets make better, more affectionate companions and are less likely to bite or be aggressive.

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The Humane Society reported in 1995 that 12 million dogs, cats, kittens and puppies are abandoned annually at animal shelters. Of those abandoned animals, nearly 8 million are euthanized.

Spaying or neutering a pet will help reduce the problem of pet overpopulation, the SPCA says.

For information about the spaying or neutering certificates, call the Washington County SPCA at 301-733-2060.

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