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Pet owners urged to spay, neuter

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 5:35 am

Spay Day 2013Lincoln Countians are being urged to join County Mayor Peggy Bevels and Fayetteville Mayor John Ed Underwood, in recognizing February as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month locally and Feb. 28 as World Spay Day.

Both Bevels and Underwood signed Spay Day proclamations designating Feb. 28 as Spay Day in Fayetteville and Lincoln County.

The idea of a World Spay Day originated with the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. It has become a collaboration with animal welfare organizations like the Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic and the Humane Society of Lincoln County, veterinary professionals, businesses, and individuals worldwide in an attempt to make all pet guardians aware that spay/neuter surgery is the best proven means of saving animals’ lives.

The Spay Day proclamation authored by the Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic in Shelbyville and supported by the Humane Society of Lincoln County encourages pet owners to sterilize their pets to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs surrendered to shelters.

The Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic is a low-cost clinic specializing in spay/neuter surgery for low-income pet owners. Surgery for cats is $30 and $45 for dogs. Rabies inoculations are $10. Call the clinic at (931) 684-5353 to see if your pet qualifies.