World Spay Day
Published February 28th, 2013
Tuesday was World Spay Day and North Central Florida animal workers were encouraging residents to spay and neuter their pets.
Last year more than 10,000 cats and dogs entered the Marion County Animal Center.
Spay and neutering is a proven way to reduce the pet over population, but there are also other benefits.
"Spay and neutering has health benefits for the pet, it improves pet behavior and it reduces the pet over population, so that animals in shelters have a better chance of being adopted," said Elaine McClain who is the spokesperson for Marion County.
Marion County Animal Services spay and neuter all cats and dogs before adopting them out.
They also offer a low cost option for reisdents.
The "Neuter Commuter" is a mobile spay/neuter clinic that posts at rotating locations in Marion County.
The cost of the operation is about $40.00.
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