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Old February 12th, 2003, 12:24 PM
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Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Ten Worst Excuses Not to Spay/Neuter Your Dog

1. Just one litter and then we'll have Daisy spayed.
Studies show that virtually the entire pet overpopulation issue stems
from the "just one litter" mentality.

2. My dog doesn't run loose, so he doesn't need to be fixed.
Murphy's Law says otherwise.

3. We always find homes for the puppies.
And that means that an equal number of puppies at the pound will be

4. I want the children to witness the miracle of birth.
Rent a video.

5. My dog is so cute and unique, there should be more of her.
The shelters and pounds are full of cute and unique dogs, most with
only a few days to live.

6. It's not natural.
There hasn't been anything "natural" about dogs since we began to
develop breeds thousands of years ago.

7. I just couldn't look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated.
Watch it, you're anthropomorphizing. Remember, real men have their

8. A female dog should have at least one litter for health reasons.
Medically, factually and ethically indefensible.

9. Neutering my dog will make him fat and lazy.
Too much food and not enough exercise make a dog fat and lazy.

10. Fixing my pet will change her personality.
The main influences on a dog's personality are the kindness and care
with which she is raised.
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