HSSV Launches the PUP (Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies) Program
MILPITAS, Calif., March 11, 2010 – – In an effort to help control pet over-population in Santa Clara County, HSSV has launched the PUP (Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies) program. Dr. Julia Lewis, director of medical services for HSSV, says the PUP program provides a resource for owners whose dogs have had a litter and are unable to find good homes for the puppies. As part of this program, Dr. Lewis says pet owners can bring their unwanted litters to HSSV and surrender them at no charge, and arrange for the canine parents of the litters to be spayed and neutered for free through HSSV’s Medical Center.
"The pet owners benefit because they no longer have the financial burden of feeding and providing initial veterinary care for the puppies, and can rest easy knowing the puppies will go to good homes through the HSSV adoption process. Plus, we'll spay and neuter the parent dogs free of charge." Dr. Lewis says HSSV and Santa Clara County benefit by making sure that the dogs that were the sources of the unwanted litters do not produce further unwanted puppies and that the next generations of dogs are responsibly spayed and neutered before adding to the pet over-population problem. "It's a win-win for everyone."
HSSV will actively promote the PUP program through our volunteer ambassadors. These ambassadors will peruse local newspapers classified sections and other online sources where puppies may be advertised, and reach out to these advertisers to inform them of this program and encourage them to participate. HSSV also encourages members of the public who are concerned with pet over-population in our county to inform people they may see selling or giving away puppies to take advantage of the PUP program. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-262-2133 x110. Visit the PUP Program at: www.hssv.org/surrender_prevent-unwanted-pregnancies.html
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