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Spay FIRST is leading the charge in research for dogs on the non-surgical sterilent called GonaCon.  Through a partnership with the USDA, Spay FIRST  will provide field trials that will hopefully bring prevention based programs to communities around the world as they attempt to control the numbers of unwanted dogs.

Dog Birth Control Shots Could Limit Populations

Associated Press

Spay FIRST is leading the charge in research for dogs on the non-surgical sterilent called GonaCon.  Through a partnership with the USDA, Spay FIRST  will provide field trials that will hopefully bring prevention based programs to communities around the world as they attempt to control the numbers of unwanted dogs.

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Dog Birth Control Shots Could Limit Populations

The Associated Press

A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren't caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than the national average.

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Too Many Dogs: A Simple Solution

The Wall Street Journal 

A cheap, quick, relatively painless procedure could make a big dent in overpopulation. What’s stopping it?

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Science and Compassion Are Needed to Halt Animal Suffering

Huffington Post

An estimated 500 to 700 million dogs exist worldwide.  According to a video from the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust of the UK, three quarters of them live on the streets of impoverished communities.   Their life expectancy is just three years; the suffering is horrific, and the tragedy stretches beyond the canine victims.   

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A Loud Purring Noise

Huffington Post

The  old adage that pets should be spayed or neutered after six months of age has left many pets, mainly cats, unprotected from accidental  litters.   The fact that cats are able to become pregnant at five or even four months of age, combined with the fact that many people who would not allow their dog to roam loose allow their cat to do so, makes accidental litters a tragic but completely avoidable problem. 

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