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Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

The 17th annual Spay Day is Feb. 22, 2011.

Spay Day an annual event of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Spay Day officially takes place on the last Tuesday of February—but events will be running all through the month!

In celebration of Spay Day, Zazzle will present the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest this year. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will again be the host of the contest. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes!

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The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

According to the American Pet Products Association, 75% of owned dogs and 87% of owned cats are spayed or neutered. There are many reasons to spay and neuter your pets. The biggest reason most proponents give is the reduction in pet overpopulation. Shelters around the country euthanize perfectly happy and healthy pets because there are too many pets and not enough adopters. So, you are saving a life by adopting a pet – and saving several lives by spaying and neutering the pet you adopt!

But there are other benefits to spaying and neutering as well. Sterilization can increase your dog’s lifespan an average of one to three years, and your cat’s lifespan an average of three to five years. It also leads to a much lower risk of mammary gland tumors, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and other forms of cancer.

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10 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Pets Carbon Pawprint

From the 8 billion pounds of kitty litter heading to landfills each year to the effects of a pet’s carnivorous diet, pet parents should be aware of the substantial carbon footprint left by pets. To address this important matter, PETCO has developed an exclusive partnership with Greenwala.com, the leading online resource empowering people to go “green”. With the help of both Greenwala.com and Tracie Hotchner, author and host of NPR’s Gracie-Award winning show, “Cat Chat” on Sirius Radio, PETCO has compiled a list of simple ways to reduce the environmental impact of pets.

“When you consider the carbon pawprint of your pet, it also makes you think about some of the ways our own actions are affecting the environment,” said Hotchner. “I encourage pet parents to take this opportunity to make changes in their behaviors and purchases to help take all of us into a new era of environmental responsibility.”

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ZAPP Launches Shoes for Spays Initiative

The Zero Additional Pup-ulation ProjectSimply by donating no longer gently worn to new shoes to ZAPP, spay and neuter surgeries are made possible to help control stray & indigent dog and cat overpopulation!

The Zero Additional Pup-ulation Project (ZAPP) announces a new initiative, Shoes for Spays, to raise funds for spaying and neutering in Baja. Funds are currently unavailable in

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Safe Sex is One Trick Dogs Can’t Learn

I happened upon a story over at CNN about Sips for Snips, an event that was held to help raise funds for necessary equipment to fill a second operating room at Greenville’s Humane Society. In CNN’s words, the “racy promotional pet campaign pushes ‘safe sex’ to help eliminate animal overpopulation.”

The ads (and commercial) are pretty entertaining and it’s definitely an interesting twist the usual “spay and

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Love Your Animal Companion, then Spay or Neuter!

Ozzie, my four-month old Rottweiler peered up at me with his big brown eyes, as I temporarily left him for a very important surgical procedure. As much as it broke my heart to drop off my “baby” at the local humane society, I know it was the responsible thing to do.

What Ozzie doesn’t know is that today is the first day of the rest of his life. He

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Pets And Pregnancy

Due to pet overpopulation, responsible pet owners usually have their pets spayed or neutered. However, for those who have decided to breed their pet, or whose female pet may have accidentally bred with an unneutered male, it is a good idea to become familiar with the signs of pregnancy. Learning about what will happen when your pet gives birth will also help you recognize complications that could arise during labor