February is also Spay and Neuter Awareness Month AND the start of our 28 Days of Valentine Rescue Dogs Challenge Campaign.
This is a particularly important month for animal shelters. With millions of animals entering shelters each year, there is no better reason or time to spay/neuter your pet. Spaying and neutering your pet is not expensive. If you do find that your vet’s price is too expensive, there are low cost spay and neuter clinics all over the country.
There are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pet, besides reducing the number of animals in shelters and the streets.
Spaying and neutering your pet can reduce their aggression and marking. Male dogs tend to be less territorial when neutered.
Males that are not neutered tend to be more dominate, due to the higher levels of testosterone.
Spaying and Neutering can reduce the risk of certain cancers in your pet.
According to a USA TODAY article from 2013, pets that live in the states with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest. This article also states that neutered dogs live 18% longer than un-neutered dogs and spayed dogs live 23% longer than un-spayed dogs.
28 Days of Valentine Rescue Dogs Challenge
Adopt-A-Dog is introducing the 28 Days of Valentine Rescue Dogs Challenge. Adopt-A-Dog encourages their followers to post a picture a day of their rescue pups for the month of February with the hashtag #28daysofrescuedogs. Adopt-A-Dog will also be posting a picture a day for the 28 Days of Valentine Rescue Dogs Challenge.
For each post we encourage followers to donate $1 to Adopt-A-Dog. $28 can go a long way!