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The Green Life: Green Your Pets: Get 'Em Fixed

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October 12, 2011

Green Your Pets: Get 'Em Fixed

Pet overpopulationPets are such a source of joy, but America’s more than 160 million owned dogs and cats do impact the environment. This week's tips are about how to reduce their environmental pawprint.

Tip #3: Spay and neuter.

Animal overpopulation is an issue not only because up to 4 million U.S. shelter animals are euthanized each year, but also because of the environmental impact of too many stray and abandoned animals: They can harm local wildlife and spread waste and trash. You can help curb the problem by having your pet spayed or neutered.

Tell us: Have you had your furry friends fixed?

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