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Citizens Urged to Spay/Neuter Their Pets on Spay Day

An international campaign of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will host a spay neuter clinic to promote spay/neuter as a humane and effective means of reducing the number of animals who are put down in shelters each year. On February 22, 2011, MCACC is joining up with Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital and Arizona Humane to offer free spay and neuter surgeries.

 

Check in begins at 7:00 am and is first come, first serve. Show up early as space is limited to about 25 animals, depending on size. Do not give food or water to pets after 10:00 pm the night before the surgery. No hernias or cryptorchid males, pregnant or in-heat females. Animals must be at least two pounds. There is a limit of two pets per household. Dog owners must purchase a Maricopa County dog license.

 

Metrocenter Mall

(parking lot in front of food court)

9617 N. Metro Parkway

Phoenix, AZ 85051

 

Andy Kunasek, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors urges all pet owners to take advantage of the services offered on February 22. “Spaying and neutering saves pets’ lives while lessening the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” he said. 

 

This year marks the seventeenth annual Spay Day. Since its inception, it is conservatively estimated that Spay Day participants have altered more than 1,518,000 animals, significantly lowering the number of animals that may have ended up at a shelter.

 

For more information, please visit  www.pets.maricopa.gov and www.humanesociety.org/spayday 

 

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