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$20 spaying, neutering offered for young pets

Statement as issued Thursday by H.O.P.E. for Animals:

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Did You Know Puppies & Kittens can become pregnant as early as 4 months? To help reduce the number of accidental litters, H.O.P.E. for Animals is offering a “Did You Know” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the entire month of June, H.O.P.E. for Animals will spay and neuter puppies and kittens under 6 months of age for just $20.00.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Many people still think you have to wait until a pet is six months old before you can sterilize, but the American Veterinary Medical Association supports sterilizing pets as young as eight-weeks old.

This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost price and is available to anyone. This special rate cannot be used by shelters or rescues, only private owners. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Did You Know” promotion when they schedule their appointment. The promotion has a limited number of spots available. Please visit www.hope-for-animals.org or call 260-420-7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About H.O.P.E. for Animals

H.O.P.E. for Animals is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals through low-cost spay/neuter and wellness, education, and rescue. H.O.P.E. is a high-quality, high-volume clinic that has completed 22,000 surgeries since opening in June of 2010.

About PetSmart Charities

Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of nearly 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

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