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File #: 14-0439    Version: 1 Name: FEBRUARY AS NATIONAL SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 12/18/2013 In control: Administration, Bureau of
On agenda: 1/15/2014 Final action: 1/15/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY AS NATIONAL SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH WHEREAS, pet overpopulation results in an estimated 6-8 million animals entering shelters nationwide each year; and WHEREAS, tragically, only half of these animals find adoptive homes resulting in the euthanasia of 3-4 million animals per year across the nation; and WHEREAS, spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats; and WHEREAS, the spay/neuter procedure prevents various forms of cancer and bacterial infections thus adding to the quantity and quality of the dog or cat's life; and WHEREAS, during the month of February, the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control conducts a spay/neuter rebate program that allows any citizen of Cook County with a valid rabies vaccine to have their pet spayed/neutered at the veterinarian of their choice; and WHEREAS, 4126 animals were spayed/neutered in the month of February 2013 in Cook Co...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JERRY BUTLER, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, EDWIN REYES, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY AS NATIONAL SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH
 
WHEREAS, pet overpopulation results in an estimated 6-8 million animals entering shelters nationwide each year; and
 
WHEREAS, tragically, only half of these animals find adoptive homes resulting in the euthanasia of 3-4 million animals per year across the nation; and
 
WHEREAS, spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats; and
 
WHEREAS, the spay/neuter procedure prevents various forms of cancer and bacterial infections thus adding to the quantity and quality of the dog or cat's life; and
 
WHEREAS, during the month of February, the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control conducts a spay/neuter rebate program that allows any citizen of Cook County with a valid rabies vaccine to have their pet spayed/neutered at the veterinarian of their choice; and
 
WHEREAS, 4126 animals were spayed/neutered in the month of February 2013 in Cook County saving the citizens of Cook County $165,040.00 through the Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Rebate Program.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the month of February is recognized as Spay/Neuter Month in Cook County; all residents and employees of Cook County are urged to have their pets spayed or neutered to help stop pet overpopulation.
 
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