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Dakin Humane Society Launches ‘Happy Neuter Year’ Campaign

SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during its “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, the campaign will provide $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats during the month of January.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Assoc.

“The start of a new year is often about making resolutions that result in better health,” said Dakin Executive Director Leslie Harris. “This terrific campaign enables people to extend that consideration to their pets as well. Neutering your animal will make him healthier and safer in the long run, and it will eliminate some of the annoying habits that intact pets exhibit, like spraying and aggression.”

This special $20 rate is less than the organization’s normal price and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. Dakin Humane Society will provide 150 sterilizations for $20 in January. Call (413) 781-4019 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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