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Humane association officials advocate to spay, neuter pets

Eau Claire (WQOW) — February is ‘prevent a litter month’, so Eau Claire County Humane Association officials want you to spay and neuter your pets.

Shelter officials told News 18 spaying or neutering your pets would help prevent more strays from coming into the shelter because it would prevent unwanted litters. Having your pet spayed or neutered could also help their health and prevent behavioral issues that are associated with an animal being in heat.

This month, the Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) is partnering with area veterinarians to offer a $25 coupon toward spaying or neutering your pet. ECCHA’s operations director, Karen Rabideaux, told News 18 it’s really about taking care of your pets.

“The cat population, and people having outdoor cats does lead to more cats in general, and at our peak we can have up to 200 cats in our care,” Rabideaux said.

Compared to cats, Rabideaux said the humane association doesn’t see as much of an issue with dogs needing to be spayed or neutered.

National Spay Day is on February 26, and the ECCHA is giving away $50 vouchers, on top of their $25 coupons, however there are only 30, and they’re first-come first-serve. For more information on how you can get yours, click here.

Samantha Wensel

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