Mark World Spay Day in the Capitol

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The last Tuesday in February is World Spay Day, an international effort originally started by the Doris Day Animal League in 1995. To mark the day, I joined some legislative colleagues on the Capitol lawn, with representatives from animal rescue groups and shelters throughout California, including Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society, to help increase public awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. Last year, the San Diego Humane Society performed nearly 20,000 spay or neuter surgeries. This simple operation has a tremendous beneficial impact on the lives of our pets and their human families. In addition to decreasing the numbers of stray and unwanted animals, pet lifespans are increased, the threat of cancer decreases, animals are less likely to ro
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