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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: Save a Life. Spay and Neuter.

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

Presentation Details

Save a Life. Spay and Neuter.

Authors: Nicholas Hamilton, Holly Smith, Victoria Jacobs, Samantha Barwick, Mathew Beckely, and De'linlee Rose

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phillis George

Abstract:

Our community has a significantly large population of stray animals. In the recovering years of a nationwide recession, people are still struggling and are tight with money.  Even if someone can afford to feed an animal, people have trouble with the medical bills animals come with.  The Humane Society was, as well, hit with difficult financial strains.  Although, they are very understanding with society’s financial burdens; they are able to provide a reduced cost for spay and neutering of cat and dogs.  Our community is not well educated on this financial opportunity.  The same people who say, “Our community is overrun with strays” are the same people who have animals that aren’t spayed or neutered.  Most people don’t know any better.It is our job to provide facts and information on the subject to lower the stray population.