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February 20, 2013

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Page 18 February 20, 2013 3. Cycles do vary, however female felines usually go into heat four or ���ve days every three weeks during breeding season. They yowl and urinate more frequently and all over your house. Feb. 26th Submitted by: Beth Praast World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 26th. On this day and through out the month of February (February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month) events and activities are planned in the USA and around the world. TOP 10 REASONS TO SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET 1. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer. Your female pet will live longer and be healthier. 2. Neutering prevents unwanted litters, yes. However, neutering also prevents testicular cancer if done before they are six months old. VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde Quartzsite, AZ 928-927-7697 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Burger Night 2nd Thursday of the month Friday Fish Fry Comrades Meeting 1st Saturday 9am VFW Riders meeting 1st Saturday of the month at 2PM Mens Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6pm Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6:30pm, Senior Center House Committee meeting: CHECK CALENDAR This is a smoking establishment ��� Members & Guests Only for Alcohol Service 4. An intact male will do just about anything to ���nd a mate. Digging under a fence to escape he risks injury in traf���c and ���ghts with other dogs. Your male dog when neutered, won���t roam away from home. 8. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of pets on the streets. They can prey on wild animals, cause car accidents, and also mate with feral cats enlarging the number of the feral cat colonies in the neighborhood. 9. Your pet does not need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of life. Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. 5. Neutered dogs and cats focus their attention on their human families. They become more loving 10. Spaying and neutering helps and gentle. ���ght pet overpopulation. Every year millions of cats and dogs of 6. Spaying or neutering will not all ages and breeds are tragically make your pet fat. Lack of exercise euthanized. This is a result of and over feeding causes your pet unplanned litters that could have to gain weight. been prevented by spaying and neutering. Spaying and neutering 7. The cost of your pet���s spay/ are effective and humane ways of neuter surgery is a lot less than helping to reduce the number of the cost of having and caring for homeless animals in shelters. a litter. Information for this article, courtesy of the ASPCA. Reasonable Rates! 30 Years Experience! WASHERS ��� DRYERS ��� REFERS ��� DISHWASHERS ��� STOVES APPLIANCE SERVICE by Tom Browning In-Ho Servicme e! Factory Trained ��� Whirlpool ��� Estate ��� Kichen Aid ��� Roper ��� Maytag ��� Jennaire ��� Amana 209-765-3515 NASCAR RON & PATTY���S DIECAST Collectibles & Apparel Located AT THE MAIN EVENT Corner of W. Main & Quartzsite Blvd. 704-575-6719 ACRO S BURG S FROM ER K ING

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