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Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

By Ruth Steinberger

February is National Prevent a Litter Month.

For over a decade animal welfare organizations, veterinarians and grass roots activists worldwide have sponsored educational events, discounted and free surgeries, petition drives and letter writing campaigns throughout the month in order to publicize the issue of pet overpopulation.

The timing of this effort is no accident; the increased day length in early spring triggers estrus or, “heat” cycles in many animals. Cats are “seasonally polyestrous,” meaning that once the day length grows longer they cycle almost continually until becoming pregnant. Dogs also begin reproductive …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green