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Spaying to Prevent Overpopulation

The Humane Society says having pets spayed is actually good for their health. The Humane Society says having pets spayed is actually good for their health.

By Jennifer Robinson

     The pet population is out of control in the Midlands, according to the Humane Society, and they think having your pet spayed is the solution. Some pet owners say spaying may even be better for the animal.

     "They have a less chance of getting cancer. Ovarian cancer, breast cancer, testicular cancer is totally gone with the neuter program," says Kelly Graham of the Humane Society.

     Overpopulation is the main concern, with hundreds of homeless animals being placed in shelters where they wait to be adopted.

     "In the Midlands, we euthanize 20,000 pets a year, and that's just in the Midlands. If every person were to take on the homeless problem, each of us would have to have seven cats and dogs," says Graham.

     The Humane Society said last year they spayed or neutered 7,000 pets. They've also added more vets in hopes to increase that number by another 10,000 this year.  

 

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