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Friday, February 21, 2014

Tuesday is 'World Spay Day'

In bringing greater attention to the issue of pet overpopulation, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is reminding pet owners about World Spay Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

“Spaying and neutering pets has proven to be an effective means to control the pet population,” said Pickett. “The costs of managing the pet overpopulation have risen for both local governments and animal welfare organizations. The more we can raise awareness of making sure our pets are spayed or neutered will help control this population in the longer term.”

The House is expected to formally recognize the day with House Resolution 650, which was introduced in the chamber on Feb. 18.

World Spay Day is an effort by veterinarians, animal care and control organizations, national and local animal welfare organizations, and private individuals to raise awareness and encourage pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered and/or to support programs in the community to offer accessible services.

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