Fix Your Pet Month gives us an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of spaying/neutering your pet. Each year tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on the streets, where they fall victim to neglect and abuse, or in shelters in search of new homes. By taking the pledge, you are taking the first step in helping to stop the pet overpopulation in Ontario.
One unfixed pet can result in dozens of kittens and puppies annually which can lead to a full shelter of homeless animals in our peak season. In 2016, GTHS welcomed over 1000 animals into our care and each year this number seems to rise. Domesticated dogs and cats are completely dependant on humans. It is our responsibility as their guardians to ensure that the number of animals born does not exceed the number of available homes. Fixing your pet also reduces health risks and improves behaviour in cats and dogs. Spaying a female cat or dog before she goes into heat even once will greatly reduce her risk of developing mammary, ovarian, and uterine cancer.
The Georgian Triangle Humane Society has partnered with 4 local municipalities to implement a Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. This program provides financial assistance to those who need to fix their pet, but are unable to pay the full amount. Brought forth through a partnership between four municipalities (the Town of Collingwood, the Municipality of Meaford, the Town of Wasaga Beach, and Clearview Township) the GTHS will be fundraising to help support the program.
Please join the GTHS and the Ontario SPCA
by taking the pledge to fix your pet at www.fixyourpet.ca
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