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  • 1.  Spay/Neuter for Dogs

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hope I'm not opening a can of worms -we are a TNR/SN group for cats,. Virginia operates a transfer program from the most rural parts of the state to the more populated - the Facebook site is 90% dominated by dogs.

    Why are there no S/N programs for dogs - is there some reason their pregnancies can't be terminated like we do with cats?

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    Laurie Counts, Director

    Madison Community Cats, Syria, VA


    Laurie Counts
    Madison Community Cats aka MAD Cats

  • 2.  RE: Spay/Neuter for Dogs

    Posted 19 days ago

    They can be, but it's a very unpopular concept. 

    Here in WI, prior to the pandemic, there was a real demand for pups. Now, not so much. There are tons of them here already that we're having trouble rescuing and homing. Still, many groups are bringing puppies and pregnant dogs from other states.  And having so many pups available makes it harder to rehome adult dogs.

    I think there are more practical ways of looking at the overall situation, but we rescue people are an emotional bunch and it's a complicated problem with a lot of moving pieces and puppy dog eyes.

    Monica Gardner
    Executive Director
    Humane Society of Waupaca County