by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Alyssa Milano has joined in a new campaign promoting spay and neuter for companion animals.

The actress showed her support for the campaign from Best Friends Animal Society. She tweeted, “Help save millions of unwanted pets by joining this @BFAS campaign. #fixatfour? http://fixatfour.com .”

According to the Fix at Four campaign, dogs and cats should be spayed or neutered at four months because “pets can get pregnant much sooner than most people think — kittens as early as four months and puppies as early as six months — over half of the more than 70,000 puppies and kittens born every day are the result of accidental litters. This is mostly due to the confusion over when to spay and neuter.”

The website also provides a locator you can use to find a veterinarian that provides spay and neuter surgeries.  Best Friends writes, “Costs vary by community, but you can usually find a veterinarian who will fix your dog for less than $150 and your cat for less than $50. That’s much less than the costs of properly caring for a pregnant pet and the resulting litter of puppies or kittens. Or the cost paid by taxpayers to support shelters that must care for and kill homeless animals if an adoption family cannot be found.”

Check out Best Friends’ Fix at Four infographic video below!

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About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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