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World Spay Day raises awareness for neutering, spaying pets

One of PAWS Humane's furry residents One of PAWS Humane's furry residents
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Tuesday, Feb. 23 is considered World Spay Day. 

The Humane Society of the United States says it's important to spay and neuter animals because every year, about 2.5 million treatable cats and dogs are put down in shelters. 

They say some pet owners have trouble affording the procedures needed. 

We spoke with employees at PAWS Humane on Milgen Road, who say you have several options when it comes to protecting your pets. 

“It reduces the over population of animals,” said Roberta Wrighton with PAWS. “There's millions of animals that are euthanized every year for being unwanted and not having homes and so spaying and neutering reduces that population.” 

Millions of animals are out roaming the streets around the world, and an animal is put down every 13 seconds. 

For more information about PAWS Humane, visit their official website at this link.           

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