PHOENIX -- Every year, Valley shelters take in close to 90,000 animals. And sadly, only about half of those pets are adopted and find their forever homes.
So, the Arizona Humane Society is taking part in "World Spay Day 2014." It's an event designed to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets.
On Monday, AHS gave our free vouchers to the first 500 people who showed up to Tempe Marketplace.
AHS has low-cost and free events going on all month. Fore more information visit:
Spaying your female dog or cat:
• Helps prevent serious medical conditions, such as uterine infections, uterine/ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
• Is far less expensive than the cost of treating an infection, having an emergency c-section, treating cancer or raising a litter of puppies or kittens.
Neutering your male dog or cat:
• Helps prevent serious medical conditions, such as testicular cancer and often has a positive effect on your pet’s behavior.
• Makes pet less likely to mark his territory or spray urine throughout the house.
• Tends to make pet less aggressive and less likely to roam.
Neutering your pet prior to maturity and spaying your pet prior to her first heat cycle (both at 4-6 months old) offers the best protection against serious health issues and the establishment of negative behaviors.