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Fundraising campaign helps Spay Arkansas

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Grace is a sweet black cat, literally thrown from a car when the feline was just 4 1/2 weeks old, said Grace's owner, Kim Lanier of Booneville.

By the numbers

Number of surgeries by November: 4,298

Number of clinic days: 110

Number of days with more than 42 surgeries: 31

Expected total for 2017:

Source: Spay Arkansas

Spay Arkansas

Clinic days: Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21. Call to schedule surgery.

Vaccine clinics: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 6

Where: 1909 W. Hunstville Ave., Springdale

Information: 756-1100, spayarkansas.org

Top reasons to spay or neuter

• Pets will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying females helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. Neutering a male animal prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

• A spayed female pet won’t go into heat. In an effort to advertise for mates, cats, for example will, yowl and urinate more frequently — sometimes all over the house.

• A male dog will be less likely to roam away from home, looking for a mat. While roaming, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.

• A neutered male might be better behaved. They are less likely to mark their territory, mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects. Some aggression problems might be avoided by early neutering.

• Spaying and neuteringpets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of a pet’s surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.

SOURCE: ASPCA

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Veterinarian Eric Jayne performs a spay procedure. "It's not just population control," Jayne said. "Dogs are a l...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Romaine Kobilsek cuddles a kitten before a procedure at Spay Arkansas in Springdale. She was one of the founders...

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