O.A.A., SPAY OK & THE CITY OF TULSA PROMOTE WORLD SPAY DAY

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Local Citizens Urged to Spay and Neuter Their Pets

 

WHAT:                 In honor of World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, the City of Tulsa and Oklahoma Alliance for Animals will host a press conference, shelter tour and spay/neuter surgery demonstration to promote spay/neuter as a humane and effective means of reducing the number of animals who are put down in shelters each year.

 

WHO:                  Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is committed to reducing pet overpopulation in Oklahoma and for the 8th consecutive year partnered with Spay Oklahoma during their February Hip to Snip campaign to subsidize high quality, low cost services to needy families in the Tulsa area. The City of Tulsa, recognizing the need to promote spay/neuter as an effective means of population control, recently launched its “Paws & Think” campaign, urging citizens to stop and think about the consequences of irresponsible breeding and accidental litters. Together, these organizations wish to draw attention to the importance of spay/neuter and the resources available to pet owners on World Spay Day 2012.

 

WHEN:                 Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 

WHERE:              Tulsa Animal Welfare   3031 N. Erie Avenue, Tulsa, OK

Tulsa Animal Welfare is located just north of Apache on Erie Avenue between Sheridan and Yale. Overflow parking is available along Erie Avenue.

 

WHY:                    Between six and eight million cats and dogs enter our nation’s shelter system each year. In 2011, over 11,000 animals entered Tulsa Animal Welfare, the city’s municipal open admission shelter. Shelters can’t save and support this enormous volume of accidental litters, owner surrenders, strays and offspring of family pets. As a result, an estimated four million pets were euthanized nationally and 7,500 locally. Spaying and neutering is the most effective way to reduce the number of animals entering shelters and consequently save animals’ lives.

 

VISUALS:             Members of the media will be invited to observe a spay/neuter surgery and take a tour of the shelter following the mayor’s press conference.

CONTACT:           Shelli Holland-Handy

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals

918-260-4887

[email protected]

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