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2002 Spay/Neuter Program

 

PROGRAM UPDATE (05/04/02)  So far we have issued certificates to 36 dog owners and 42 cat owners in Lakewood for a current total of 78 pets spayed or neutered (or in the process).  We still have limited funding available so please read on for more information:

 

Did you know that:

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Every day in the United States alone, approximately 70,000 puppies and kittens are born, compared to 10,000 humans.

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Based on reports from 1,055 facilities across America, approximately 8 of every 10 cats and kittens and 6 of every 10 dogs and puppies entering shelters are euthanized for lack of homes.

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Meanwhile, millions of feral and stray cats struggle to survive out on their own.

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It costs U.S. taxpayers over $1 billion each year to round up, house, kill, and dispose of homeless animals

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An unspayed cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 in just 7 years.

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An unspayed dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 in just 6 years.

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A kitten can have her own first litter at the age of 5 months.

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An estimated 14 million cats and dogs are killed every year in pounds and shelters.

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In 2001 a total of 668 cats and dogs were impounded at the Lakewood Animal Shelter. Only 257 found homes.

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For every home you find for an animal you have bred, a home is lost for a shelter animal.

Spaying or neutering your pet:

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Reduces behavioral problems such as aggression, spraying and roaming.

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Reduces the risk of cancer.

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Is the single most important thing you can do to prevent animal cruelty!

 

Help stop the pet over-population problem by getting your pet altered. Citizens Committee for a Lakewood Animal Shelter (CCLAS) will pay the bill for a routine spay/neuter procedure at participating veterinarians. Download the flyer from this website and then just clip and mail in the coupon  and CCLAS will issue a certificate, with complete instructions for use, on a first come-first serve basis until designated funds are depleted, or through the end of 2002. Please note applicable terms and conditions.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER IN ADOBE ACROBAT.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

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Offer valid only for Lakewood residents.**

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Certificate expires 60 days from issue date.

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Certificate may not be used in conjunction with any other discount offer.

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No pets younger than 6 months of age are eligible.

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No pets adopted through the Lakewood Animal Shelter are eligible (these receive a separate certificate from the Shelter at the time of adoption).

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One certificate per pet will be issued on a first come-first serve basis until designated funds are depleted, or through the end of 2002.

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The certificate is valid only for routine spay or neuter costs. All charges incurred for any complications or additional services will be YOUR responsibility and must be paid in full at the time services are performed.

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Be sure to discuss with your vet any potential non-routine procedures including prediagnosed infections, females in heat or pregnant, males with undescended testicles, dogs 50 lbs. and over, or age (older pets).

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The veterinarian reserves the right to decline to perform the procedure based on the health or disposition of your pet or may require your pet be up to date on certain vaccines.

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The veterinarian may recommend certain blood tests prior to surgery, which you may choose to waive. 

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Be sure to inquire when making your appointment. Low-cost vaccinations are available at the PetsMart stores. Call (440) 777-8900 for more information on shots.

 

** If not a Lakewood resident,  click here for helpful information on spay/neuter.

 

This program is sponsored by CCLAS, a non-profit volunteer organization. The City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Animal Shelter are not associated with this program. Direct all correspondence to:

CCLAS

P.O. Box 771323

Lakewood, OH 44107 Or e-mail us at: cclas@juno.com

 

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