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The Importance Of Spaying And Neutering Pets

Pet advocates say spaying and neutering animals helps prevent euthanasia, and this week we'll discuss access to these services in rural areas.

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Many pet advocates argue spaying and neutering your animals is one of the most important things you can do to take of your pet, because it prevents euthanasia down the line.

In many cities, non-profits offer these services at reduced costs, but pet owners in rural areas often don’t have access to those resources. On this week’s Noon Edition, we talk about some local groups that provide spay and neuter services and how they make them accessible to Indiana’s rural areas.

Our guests include Charlotte Walker of Pets Alive in Bloomington, Victoria Wisley of the Monroe County Humane Society and Sue Ann Werling of Brown County’s Humane Society.

Below are resources for spaying and neutering services in our area:

Spay Neuter Association of Indiana
S.P.O.T. in Brown County
Pets Alive in Bloomington and mobile services
Vouchers through Monroe County Humane Association

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