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Free Spaying/Neutering

By February 7, 2011

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Dog and cat owners in San Francisco, here's a deal you can't refuse: Free spaying and neutering of your pet in February.

The free fixing is courtesy of the San Francisco SPCA and highlights February as national "Spay/Neuter Month."

The SPCA says that the biggest killer of cats and dogs in the country is overpopulation, which animal shelters cannot fully accommodate.  To prevent overpopulation--and reduce the numbers of stray and homeless animals--spaying and neutering is essential.

The San Francisco SPCA started the "no-kill" movement, which pledges that every healthy and treatable animal is adopted. "If you want San Francisco to [continue to] be a No-Kill city, the most important thing you can do is to spay or neuter your pet." said Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA.

San Franciscans normally pay $90-125 for spaying/neutering cats and $225-405 for dogs, so the SF SPCA offer is a great deal.  The number of spay/neuter appointments in February is limited, and they are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

To make an appointment for a free spay or neuter procedure or to get more information, call 415-554-3030 or visit the SF SPCA's website.


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