Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Globe University is excited to partner with Wish Upon a Paw for our first TNR day.

Did you know? Each year, shelters around the United States take in over 8 million stray and unwanted animals. According to the American Humane Association, 3.7 million–nearly half–have to be euthanized because they are not able to find good homes for them.

To help do their part to reduce the animal overpopulation problem, humane associations and shelters can hold TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Days in which feral (wild) cats are brought to a facility, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

Globe University and Wish Upon a Paw are joining forces this weekend to do their part in helping reduce pet overpopulation in our community. The campus is hosting their first TNR day and hopes that this experience will provide a valuable, hands-on experience for their veterinary technician students.

Globe University veterinary technology students and staff will work alongside volunteers of the Wish Upon a Paw organization – a 100% volunteer-run, no-kill, foster-home-based animal welfare organization that is based in the Fox Cities. More than 50 volunteers will come together to vaccinate and spay or neuter more than 60 feral cats from our community.

Natalie Nelson, co-director of the Wish Upon a Paw organization, always stresses the importance of having your pet spayed or neutered and is very excited for this opportunity at Globe University.

“Spaying and neutering cats via our Spay Days reduces the prevalence of unwanted litters, enables cats to lead healthier and longer lives, and humanely reduces the feral cat overpopulation,” Nelson said. “Thank you to Globe University, Dr. Heenan, Dr. Kallio and Dr. Duch for working together to help make this dream a reality, and thank you for helping us continue to make a huge impact!”