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Events: Steps for Pets

By Maija Zummo · September 15th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

Dogs and cats don’t know how to use birth control, so it’s our job as humans to make sure those horny fur balls don’t wander the streets impregnating each other, otherwise we have to figure out a way to control the pet population, and euthanizing puppies and kitties is sad. So what can you do, aside from spaying and neutering your own pets? You can support UCAN, the nonprofit spay and neuter clinic, which will host its first fundraising walk downtown Sunday at Sawyer Point.

For a registration fee of $20, you can help UCAN continue its mission of population control, which includes a TNR (trap-neuter-release) program for feral cats. Since April of 2007 they’ve performed more than 18,000 affordable spay and neuter surgeries, following the example of cities like Asheville, N.C., which has reduced its euthanasia rate by 70 percent since 1994. Registration for the walk begins at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11, rain or shine. There will also be music, food, an animal communicator, vendors, microchipping, dog agility demonstrations, games, contests, raffles and more.

Get event details and find out how to register here.



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