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City of Seattle
Gregory J. Nickels (former Mayor)
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Free spay and neuter offer at Seattle Animal Shelter ends March 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/24/2009  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Don Jordan (206)386-4286
(206)953-2529 (Cell)
Kara Main-Hester (206)386-4293
(206)255-9073 (Cell)
Cyndi Wilder  (206) 684-0909
Julie Moore  (206) 684-0909


TIME IS RUNNING OUT
Free spay and neuter offer at Seattle Animal Shelter ends March 2

SEATTLE — To commemorate Feb. 24 as Spay Day USA, for the entire week of Feb. 23 through March 2, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering certificates for free spaying and neutering to pet owners in need of financial assistance to have their pets sterilized. This offer ends at 5 p.m., Monday, March 2. For more information, call (206) 386-PETS (7387) or visit www.seattleanimalshelterorg.

This special offer commemorates the 15th anniversary of “Spay Day USA,” a national campaign sponsored by the Doris Day Animal Foundation to help reduce companion animal overpopulation.

“Thousands of animals must be euthanized each year simply because there are not enough homes for them all. We can help address this problem by spaying and neutering companion animals,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan.”

Donations to the city’s “Pet Population Control Fund” pay for this incentive for pet owners to have their pets sterilized. The fund also helps pay for spaying and neutering pets owned by low-income, elderly, disabled, homeless citizens or other people who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of sterilizing their pets.

All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter.

For more information about Spay Day Seattle, to make a donation to the Pet Population Control Fund, or to learn more about other Seattle Animal Shelter services, call (206) 386-PETS (7387), or visit www.seattleanimalshelterorg.

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