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Spay Cats by Five Months to Save More Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 12.15.2016 | Science
Ruth Steinberger

A project in northern Maine that encouraged pet owners to get their cats spayed by five months of age, instead of waiting until the traditional six mo...

Today Is A Really Great Day To Get Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

Look at this face. Like millions of other animals around the country, this stray pup could use a home, and you can help. For the past 21 years,...

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | 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.

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.

Does Everyone Have a Right to Keep Pets?

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

We often hear that "it takes a village to raise a child." I think you could say that it takes a village to raise a dog or cat, or any animal, too. We all have to be on the lookout for animals who are not being treated well.

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.

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.

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.

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.