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National Spay Day encourages spaying and neutering

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Four million.  That's the number of animals that are euthanized in the United States every year.  In most cases, there just aren't enough homes for them.  One way to help prevent that is to get your pets spayed or neutered.  It's a message that is making it's way around the country today for the 18th annual National Spay Day.  Spay Day is a call to action for pet owners everywhere to get their furry friend spayed or neutered.  A volunteer with South Bend Animal Care and Control say it's the only way to reduce the number of unwanted litters.
 
"At the shelter, we take in over 4000 animals a year," says Valerie Schey, Founder and President of Community Animal Rescue Effort of South Bend.  "Sadly, there simply aren't enough homes for all the animals we take in and the only way to really reduce that number is by having animals spayed and neutered and reducing the numbers of unwanted litters that end up at our shelter every day."
 
There are vets all over Michiana that are participating in Spay Day by offering the procedures at a lower cost.  If you can't get your pet spayed or neutered today, there are area clinics that continue to offer help with the financial burden of spaying and neutering---typically on a clinic-by-clinic basis.
 
To find out more about the procedures themselves, the Veterinary Technology Program at Brown Mackie College is hosting an open house on March 10th.  People who attend the open house will have a chance to watch a live procedure.
 
 
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