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July 17, 2013

Claremore Animal Shelter receives SPCA grant

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“Claremore City ordinances require people’s pets to be registered and to be spayed or neutered, so this isn’t just something that’s a good idea for pet owners in Claremore, it’s the law,” she said.  “Plus, pets that are spayed or neutered remain healthier, and are much less likely to roam and in doing so, creating new litters of dogs or cats, for which we have to try and find homes.”
Currently, Claremore Animal Shelter’s survival rates are at 70 percent for dogs, and 50 percent for cats, roughly the national average, but a percentage which Hurst said would be much higher if more pet owners had their dogs or cats “fixed.”
“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having your pet spayed or neutered — it’s better for them, it’s better for the pet owners, and it’s certainly much more humane than having them create additional litters of kittens or puppies that need homes,” she said. 
Claremore Animal Shelter is located at 815 Ramm Road in Claremore. For more information about the free clinic or more information about applications or current pet availability, contact the shelter at (918) 341-1260.

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