Have Your Pets Spayed or Neutered

It's spring and more puppies and kittens are born in the spring than any other time of the year. On average, more than 4,200 animals come into the Humane Society of South Mississippi between April and June. Most of those are puppies and kittens.

Across the United States, pet overpopulation is commonly controlled by putting unwanted animals to sleep. There is, however, a kinder, more humane way to control pet overpopulation.

Aggressive spay/neuter programs have been successful in ending the untimely deaths of homeless animals by reducing the numbers of unwanted litters born into a community.

While spaying and neutering can reduce the number of homeless pets, it can also improve your pet's health and life expectancy. Spaying or neutering will also make your pet more affectionate, less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.

The Humane Society of South Mississippi has a spay and neuter campaign that offers low cost spay and neutering. Call the Humane Society at (228) 863-4394, Ext. 2 for more information.

Our dream is that every healthy, friendly homeless pet can find a home. Eliminating unwanted litters through spaying and neutering is our first step.

Please join our effort by having your pets spayed and neutered.

Guest Editorial by Tara High, Executive Director, Humane Society of South Mississippi
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