Antigua Observes World Spay Day 2023


World Spay Day is usually celebrated annually on the fourth Tuesday in February and because of this, the date changes each year.

The day is observed mainly as a campaign to increase awareness and encourage persons to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered.

Traditionally, in some countries like the United Kingdom (UK), the entire month of February is used to promote and encourage spay/neuter activities.

Spaying is the sterilizing of female animals by the removal of the ovaries and uterus through surgery while neutering is the castrating of male animals by removal of the testes.

Some benefits of spaying/neutering include:
Reduced stray animal population

Reduce or eliminate the risk of uterine infections and certain types of cancers
The animals often live longer healthier lives
Spayed females do not go into heat

Neutered males are less likely to roam away from home
Neutered males may be less aggressive
Highly cost-effective (spaying/neutering is cheaper than caring for litters)

Proper care for domestic animals includes making wise decisions on your pet’s behalf and one of these includes making the responsible decision to prevent unwanted pregnancies in your pets or your community by having your dog or cat spayed or neutered.

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  1. If more individuals on the island would spay or Neuter their pets, one would not see the number of starving dogs and cats on the island.

  2. Kudos to the animal charity ANTIGUA SPAY & NEUTER and the immense support they receive from Vet Fiona Francis.
    Weds mornings, The Ark Veterinary Clinic, Spay & Neuter Clinic, very reasonably priced operations.
    Please contact the charity to make your pets appointment.
    Remember, if you can afford to pay more than the special rate, please do, as your donations allow the charity ANTIGUA Spay & Neuter to continue their good work.

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