Why You Should Spay and Neuter Your Pet

Published 12/10 2013 05:18PM

Updated 12/10 2013 07:16PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- As you're planning for the holiday season, don't forget about your furry friends. Give a gift that may save your pet's life by getting them spayed or neutered. It is a healthy and effective way to help reduce pet overpopulation. Higher numbers can put animal shelters like the Joplin Humane Society in a tough position to find homes for homeless pets. Overpopulation isn't the only reason why you should spay or neuter your pet. 

"A lot of medical problems that can be completely taken away by having your pet fixed as well as undesirable behavior," said Lysa Boston, Animal Adoption and Resource Center. 

Every Tuesday, the Joplin Humane Society offers a spay and neuter clinic at an reduced cost. For more information, click here.

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