Drug neuters pets without surgery

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 - 11:10 am

Re "A new approach aims at an old pet problem" (Page A6, Dec. 3): Even though the use of spaying and neutering pets has increased over the years, it's encouraging that another form of nonsurgical neutering is available. The use of Zeuterin is a game changer for those reluctant to have their dogs neutered. After the pets have the procedure, they are healthy enough to resume their normal routines by the next day. The overpopulation of pets must be addressed. How many animals must be killed because there are no enough people to take them in? How many more years will this problem exist before we can get it under control? Our shelters are there to help the animals find good homes and not to be sent to their death. We need to stop being complacent and to increase the use of Zeuterin to help eliminate this chronic situation.

-- Hugh W. Baca, El Dorado Hills

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