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Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

Andy Campbell

Neutered Dogs 'Need' Testicle Implants, Inventor Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.25.2013 | Weird News

Fact: Dogs love balls. Another fact: When male dogs are missing their testicles, their abnormal testosterone levels can affect their dominant behav...

The Decision to Neuter Pets Just Got More Complicated

Hal Herzog | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Hal Herzog

While neutering reduces suffering in general, it may well put your individual pet at greater risk of a serious disease such as cancer. It's a classic conflict between what is best for the individual versus what is best for society. Is there an alternative to routine de-sexing of pets?

Animal Shelter Numbers Tell Only a Part of the Story

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Shifting our current practice from the collection and dispersal of homeless animals to preventing their births can stop the suffering and abate the need for building or expanding shelters. It can be done.

Spay/neuter Ordinances Should Be Adopted Nationwide

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

The lack of resources in poor communities is easily ignored, yet like other issues facing low-income communities, overlooking the impact of pet overpopulation has social, ethical and financial implications.

An Old Man -- Me?

James F. Lacey | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
James F. Lacey

I began to notice that young people on the street, even girls, were walking faster, overtaking me effortlessly. I'd not realized that slowing down was to be understood literally.

Ethical Dilemma: When Is It Time to Cut?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Aaron Hurst

On numerous occasions I have written to the New York Times Ethicist columnist with ethical dilemmas arising from my job and personal situations. They...

Today Is World Spay Day

Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

Will you help save animal lives on World Spay Day? Held on the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day is part of a campaign to promote anim...

Saving Puppies

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

This country -- and the world, too, but let's stick with the U.S. for now -- is critically lacking in accessible veterinary care. And it's not the vets' fault.

Progress in the Fight to Save NYC's Homeless Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Ed Sayres

One of the major obstacles to our efforts to save the city's homeless animals is that the city cuts the budget of the city's shelter system virtually every year.

Today (and Every Day) Is Spay Day

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

With the help of pet owners and communities, we can work to end pet overpopulation and save animals' lives.

The Pope, PETA and Overpopulation

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

The Pope may not have talked about animal birth control yet, but dogs and cats and PETA can't wait. The result of dogs and cats having unprotected sex -- a massive overpopulation crisis -- is as deadly for them as HIV is for humans.

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Octomom, PETA Join To Post Spay-Neuter Sign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LA HABRA, Calif. — It's official. Octomom Nadya Suleman doesn't want your dog or cat following in her footsteps. As a front yard full of paparaz...

Save the Satos

Juliana Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Juliana Hatfield

Puerto Rico has a stray dog problem. Tens of thousands of homeless canines, known as "satos," live and die on the streets and beaches all over the Caribbean island.

PETA Octomom Offer: Nadya Suleman Gets $5,000 And Free Food For Posting PETA's Spay, Neuter Sign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Just because Nadya Suleman's an octomom doesn't mean she wants your dog or cat to become one, too. Her lawyer said Wednesday that...

UAA Offers First Free Spay/Neuter Clinic in NYC

Reedu Taha | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reedu Taha

In NYC alone, an average of 110 animals a day are dumped at the city's municipal shelters. Approximately half of them are euthanized daily.

Hooters for Neuters -- NYC Marquee Night Club Oct. 1

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Belisa Vranich

How to make the animal control fundraising event sexy? Add some poker playing and join forces with a local Hooters restaurant.

Does Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Really Improve Behavior?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

While the owners could go through all kinds of detailed an elaborate training, they could instead opt for the easy way out.

Animal Welfare and the Dog Days of Summer

Ellen Susman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Susman

The great Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by how it treats its animals." If we are to be judged by his adage, then we have failed.

How to Be a Greener Pet Owner

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Here are four tips about how to reduce Fido's and Fluffy's environmental pawprints.