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21 February 1999 Issue

Spay Day USA

Unites Thousands of Volunteers and Organizations to
Save Lives and Dollars on Tuesday, Feb. 23

** Special Events Planned Throughout U.S. To Reduce Pet Overpopulation **
Sponsored by The Non-Profit Doris Day Animal Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Feb. 16, 1999--
The fifth annual ``Spay Day USA,'' the national campaign devoted to reducing the
tragedy of pet overpopulation, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in
communities throughout the country.

Over $2 billion is spent annually by local governments to shelter and ultimately
destroy 8-10 million adoptable pets because of the shortage of homes. Millions
more stray and abandoned companion animals die on our streets, after suffering
from abuse, neglect or abandonment.

For 1999, the Doris Day Animal Foundation hopes to top last year's impressive
efforts which resulted in over 108,000 surgeries. Veterinarians, humane societies,
animal control agencies and individuals throughout the country have signed on to
help reduce pet overpopulation through a variety of programs which include
discounted spay/neuter services.

More than 250,000 spays and neuters performed in conjunction with the first four
Spay Day USA events have resulted in the prevention of births of millions of
unwanted pets. One unaltered cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in
seven years, and one unaltered dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs
in six years.

Email: ddal@aol.com
Website: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/990216/dc_spay_da_1.html

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