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    Is your pet spayed/neutered?

    February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and February 26, 2019 is World Spay Day.

    According to Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine at Humane Society Silicon Valley, the decision to spay or neuter your pet can be the best decision you make for both your pet’s and your community’s long-term welfare.

    The surgery provides important health benefits, including longer life expectancy, lower rates of certain cancers and fewer behavioral issues.

    The community can benefit too. Spaying and neutering keeps stray pet populations down, which means fewer homeless pets in animal shelters. If just one male and female cat and their offspring are left to breed on their own, they can have over 2,000 cats in just five years! Spaying and neutering indoor-only pets helps prevent unwanted pregnancies, both in your home and in case of accidental escape.

    Humane Society of Silicon Valley is also holding their Senior Dog and Cat Promotion through Sunday, February 3, 2019. All dogs and cats older than five years have a promotional adoption fee of $20.

    For information about spay and neuter services at Humane Society Silicon Valley, please click here.