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Science Supports Spaying Pets (we knew it all along)…

Science, as well as compassion, support spay/neuter in a big, big way.  Some recent articles nit-pick at comprehensive spay/neuter, yet no other solution can get us to the point where all of them have homes because there are not millions of extras born.  We know that when animals are not disposable, and are also not a nuisance, they are safer and better cared for.  And the communities they live in are safer and are often kinder to them as well.  No data supports allowing pets to have unwanted litters.  Arm yourself with the facts.

This study concluded that being sterilized is associated with an increased lifespan in dogs. Read more…

The seasonality of births of litters is tied to the incidence of dog bites . Monthly human animal-bite injury records from January 2003 to June 2011 were obtained from the main government hospital in Jaipur, India. Analysis and comparison of bites showed a seasonal pattern which followed  the seasonal peak of street dog breeding by approximately 10 weeks. The number of human animal bites has declined significantly since 2003. It is concluded that a street dog sterilization program can reduce human dog-bite injuries by reducing the maternal protective behavior of the street dogs, as well as reducing the total size of the roaming dog population.  Read more…