EUGENE, Ore. — A local humane society celebrated World Spay Day Tuesday.
Greenhill Humane Society says during the past year it’s spayed and neutered more than 1,500 cats and dogs at Greenhill and First Avenue shelters.
Greenhill says every animal that is adopted from the shelter is spayed or neutered. It says the surgery helps reduce health risks for the pets and helps control the population.
“This is extremely important. It not only increases the health and longevity of your pet, it also reduces the number of pets that are born unwanted or homeless,” said Sasha Elliott, Greenhill Humane Society Spokesperson.
The shelter also has a trap, neuter, and return program where it spays and neuters feral cats and then releases them back into the wild.