Animal Life
9:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Animal Life: Spay/Neuter Your Pets

Fans of the Price is Right know two things for sure: when in doubt, bid one dollar. And always spay or neuter your pet!

Game show host Bob Barker encouraged viewers to spay or neuter their pets because spay/neuter is the best way to reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters. 

Spaying or neutering your pet can cut down on unwelcome behaviors associated with mating, like howling, marking and certain outward displays of affection. 

And fixed pets live longer! A national study found that neutered cats live 62% longer than their unfixed counterparts.

If you live in an area with lots of stray or outdoor cats, you should know that shelters like the Louisiana SPCA provide low cost trap/neuter/release programs to fix feral cats and stop the growth of their population. 

In New Orleans, you can take your pet to the LA/SPCA for spay/neuter services. Click here for more information. For information on spay/neuter in other parishes, visit our list of animal welfare organizations in Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi

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