Doctor Tecla Myrick is here today talking about the importance and benefits of spaying and neutering pets.
Approximately 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the USA every day.
8 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to pet overpopulation.
Spaying and neutering has many benefits besides controlling population.
Pets that are spayed and neutered are likely to have less health problems, including cancer, than those that aren't.
Behavioral problems such as aggressiveness, marking and moodyness is also much more common in animals that have not been spayed or neutered.
For more information contact your vet, or call Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870.
Joining Dr. Myrick today was:
My name is Diesel and I am a male, neutered, Domestic LH mix.
The shelter staff thinks I am about 1 year old.
I have been at the shelter since December 31, 2013.
For more information about Diesel or any other adoptable animals, call
(352)264-6870 or visit.