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2012-07-30 02:25:44

August's "Primp Your Pit" promotion will provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to pit bull terriers PHOENIX, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PetSmart Charities(®), the country's largest funder of spay/neuter efforts, will sponsor the "Primp Your Pit" promotion during the month of August as a result of a $1 million national spay/neuter grant program aimed at saving the lives of pit bull terriers, one of the most at-risk populations of being euthanized due to...

2012-06-04 10:22:53

Public Can "Choose Their Feline Adoption Fee" OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of cats end up in shelters every year, patiently waiting for their forever homes. To help shorten their wait and find these deserving felines good homes, the East Bay SPCA will celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month in June with the following month-long specials: ADOPTION FEE OPTION: Choose whether you pay a $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 or $100.00 adoption fee for your new feline...

2012-04-24 02:26:52

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The East Bay SPCA and several other Bay Area animal shelters will host Chihuahua related events in May to help find these pint-sized dogs loving homes and educate the public about the breed. East Bay SPCA Executive Director Allison Lindquist says Chihuahuas are the predominant dog breed entering Bay Area animal shelters comprising approximately 40-50 percent of all dogs. Lindquist attributes part of the Chihuahua overpopulation...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The City Council and residents voiced support Tuesday night for a law banning commercial pet stores in the city. Staff will come back to the council with a draft of an ordinance that aims to keep dogs and cats from inhumane, commercial breeders known as puppy mills out of Laguna Beach. No existing retail stores sell pets in the city, and supporters said the measure was meant to be proactive. "Animal cruelty and pet overpopulation...

2012-02-10 15:00:00

Group Calls On National Governors Association to Help States Reduce Euthanasia of Companion Animals in 2012 NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a plea to the National Governors Association, PETA urges the organization to promote mandatory spay-and-neuter legislation across the country to reduce intake and euthanasia rates at animal shelters. An estimated 6 to 8 million animals are admitted to animal shelters in the U.S. each year, and about half of them must...

2012-02-03 13:34:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The East Bay SPCA will perform up to 100 free spay and neuter surgeries for pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to commemorate World Spay Day and Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The annual marathon campaign promotes spay/neuter surgery as a proven, effective means of saving animals' lives. The East Bay SPCA will offer the free spay and neuter surgeries to pets belonging to low-income families living in Alameda and...

2011-08-31 06:00:00

Along With Pet Connections, Shelter Offers No-Cost Spay/Neuter Day For Owned, Outdoor Cats POMONA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has partnered with Pet Connections Inc. to host The Big Meow during the month of September, a no-cost spay and neuter program for owned, outdoor cats, enabling responsible pet owners to be a part of an unprecedented event to reduce cat overpopulation in their community and free of charge. Known as...

2011-08-24 14:26:00

Weekly Live Pet Nursery Cam to Focus Attention on Rescued Mothers and their Babies Who Have Survived and the Need for Responsible Animal Choices PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This time of year, shelters across the country are filled to capacity with felines, as it is kitten season. When the weather is warmer, cats are out roaming and reproducing at a faster pace than during milder seasons. Many shelters are seeing the impact of this problem, which leads...

2011-08-19 11:42:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent partnership of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. between Pet Connections Inc. proves successful with August 17, 2011, launch of The Big Meow, a no-cost spay and neuter program. This program was offered to the community as a start to finding a solution for cat overpopulation. Yesterday, 151 cats were spayed and neutered at the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A, exceeding their expectations for The...

2011-08-03 16:02:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Titan Agency, an Atlanta-based full service advertising and marketing agency with offices in Miami, announced today its sponsorship of the second-annual Humane Event hosted by The 1873 Society Club, the junior board of the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS). Set for Friday, September 23 at midtown's Summerour Studio, the event will feature great food, open bar, specialty vodka, a silent auction and music by KINGSIZED, all for a great cause! All funds...