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Will you be a voice for cats and dogs in 2011?

Here's your chance to help thousands of cats and dogs in Washington State.

This year's spay/neuter assistance legislation was introduced into session the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives on January 17 as HB 1226 & SB 5151, creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.

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If passed, HB 1226 & SB 5151, would provide funding to support more than 60,000 spay-neuter surgeries for dogs and cats of low-income Washington residents and for free roaming cats. The spay/neuter assistance program would not make spay/neuter surgery mandatory. It would help fund an assistance program by adding merely a few pennies per pound to the price of pet food.

Spay/neuter assistance legislation is good for the economy and our communities. These bills will make spay/neuter surgery affordable and accessible for a substantial number of pets whose owners cannot pay for it on their own. Spay/neuter assistance legislation will also provide a targeted statewide spay/neuter network to assist in reducing local animal control expenditures, improve community safety and support small businesses. Private, public, and non-profit clinics would perform the surgeries.

With your help, we can improve access to spay and neuter statewide—the most effective and humane way to reduce the number of homeless animals coming into our Washington State shelters.

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