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Local Animal Shelters Participate in 'World Spay Day'

Low-cost spay and neuter surgeries are available at several Western Pennsylvania clinics.

Tuesday, Feb. 26 marks the official World Spay Day 2013 campaign.

Several local clinics are offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, veterinary services, fundraisers and educational efforts as part of World Spay Day and as part of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.

In Allegheny County alone, estimates show that 20,000 homeless animals are euthanized every year, according to Animal Friends. In some states as many as 300,000 homeless animals are euthanized in shelters every year. 

To find a low cost spay/neuter event near you, try the Spay/Neuter Locator above or click here to see a complete list of events in the region.

Local Spay and Neuter programs:

  • Homeless Cat Management Team is a Pittsburgh organization that will helps with trapping and spay/neuter of feral cats. Lost, stray, "dumped," feral cats and cat colonies can be a big problem, even in Sewickley. Learn more here.

Spay What?

Animal Friends is also hosting a Spay-Ghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the shelter. The dinner of pasta, salad, bread and drink is $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes eat-in or takeout options.

All proceeds go toward assisting low-income pet owners spay or neuter their animals. Reservations are required. Email cwhaley@thinkingoutsidethecage.org or call Carol Whaley at 412-847-7094.

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