Spay Ireland 2012Emma Doheny
May 29, 2012
Press Release: 25th May 2012
Petmania Adoption Centre Encourages Pet Owners to Neuter their Pets
Petmania are urging pet owners to neuter their pets, in order to help reduce the population of unwanted pets in Ireland.
Marketing Manager of Petmania, Emily Miller, says “Petmania have been working with animal rescue centres around the country for the past number years, and the number of puppies and kittens seeking homes is extremely sad. We’re trying to help find homes for these beautiful animals but there never seem to be enough. A simple operation is all that is needed prevent your pet from having unwanted litters, and it is really important for pet owners to take responsibility for this aspect of their pet’s life”.
Not only will neutering (male) or spaying (female) help reduce the birth of unwanted pets, but they also increase your pet’s chances of a longer, healthier life, by
- Reducing the risk of certain cancers
- Reduces the risk of mammary cancer and removes the risk of ovarian infection in females
- Removes the risk of testicular cancer and may prevent prostate related illnesses in males
- Male dogs which are neutered early in life tend to be less aggressive towards other dogs, and will not be distracted by females in heat
- Spayed females will have a reduced desire to roam, while spaying will help prevent unwanted attention from males
All dogs and cats can be neutered / spayed, while many smaller animals, including rabbits and guinea pigs, can also receive treatment to prevent them reproducing.
This month, Petmania are urging Ireland’s pet owners to consult their vet about neutering or spaying their pet.
For those thinking about getting a dog or cat, Petmania also urge them to consider adoption first. “There are lots of dogs and cats in rescue centres around the country looking for forever homes. Petmania are working with a number of them through The Petmania Adoption Centre, and all of which will neuter / spay their animals before they are re-homed”, continued Emily.
In the weekend of 19th/20th May, Petmania raised over €4000 to support work of their partner rescue centres, around the country, which will go towards covering the costs of neutering / spaying about 30 animals.
Those interested in helping to support the rescue centres working with Petmania, can donate in-store, or visit www.petmania.ie/adoption where they can purchase a number of “gifts for life”. All funds donated, will go directly to the Petmania Adoption Centre.
For more information about neutering / spaying, you can pick up a leaflet at your local Petmania store, or visit our species specific pet care advice centre here on Petmania.ie