Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Nevada Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is addressing the problem by introducing the Cherish Your Chihuahua spay/neuter campaign.
Through the Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign, Nevada Humane Society will offer a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August. Spaces are limited.
“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born and contributing to the homeless pet overpopulation problem,” says Kimberly Wade, Senior Manager of Communications and Events for Nevada Humane Society.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Washoe County and Carson City. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the Cherish Your Chihuahua campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability. Please call 775-856-2000 ext. 333 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
PetSmart Charities’ Precious, Not Parents campaign provides more than $164,511 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 3,665 Chihuahuas across the nation during the month of August.