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New Drug Could Revolutionize Spay/Neuter Programs

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Scientists may have found a non-surgical way to sterilize female dogs - an advance that would have an enormous effect on the number of homeless pets being taken into shelters and then killed.


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Lisa N (208)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 6:30 am
Sounds promising,as long as it is safe. Thanks for this Jill!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 7:01 am
Very good. So glad researchers are looking into this problem. Thank you, Jill..

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 8:51 am
Lets see if it works because there are to many animals dying and its not fair that their lives are taken from them and they have no say about it!

as s (201)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 10:18 am
Good news - this could stop a lot of neglect. Thank you Jill.

Animal Whispere Caswell (154)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 10:29 am
This could be a possibility, providing it does not make them ill, and that is always a possibility when experimenting with hormones. The key as ever is human responsibility, as a number of you are saying. Many humans as we all know to the animals' cost are totally irresponsible. My motto within The System of Animla Therapy structure is always to "ascertain the cause and educate the humans!" Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer Therapist

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 11:12 am
Yes, Rosi, it's the humans that need to be educated, NOT the animals!! They've got more common sense than any flippin human being! Let's hope this is another 'reliever' for the members of our animal kingdom!

Penelope Ryan (178)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 11:56 am
Our wonderful that DR. Michelson puts his wealth to the benefit of animals. God bless him and all the researchers. If we could find a way to sterilize and be cost effective we would stop so much of the overpopulation and then stop the suffering born out of people's neglect.

Mary T (178)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 1:09 pm
Thanks Jill this sounds promising as long as it is safe.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 2:33 pm
Well evil Bill Gate's vaccine given at gun point to children while parents are refusing to sterilize children in some parts of Africa is working, but how well will this be for our animals, Surely when we start fooling around with artificial chemicals to offset normal process in bodies, not sure how safe or how risky to the animals. Actual spaying & neutering procedures we know works with no side effect! Don't know but I am always leery of drug base fix it all as look we humans have a pill for everything to cure all & see how much illness & diseases we are dealing with! Thanks Jill.

Barb Knight (1694)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 3:45 pm
I'm hoping for the very best for our fury friends! Thnx Jill!

Toni C (508)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 4:39 pm
Noted and thanks, Jill, for the article. Penny, I'm with you... I think it's wonderful Dr. Michelson is willing to do what he's offering. I know when I had my Basset female, the vet put her on birth control... it kept her from having puppies, but it made her gain so much weight it caused heart problems. We definitely need to do something to control pet populations... I love the TNR method instead of chemical... at least at the present time. If they can prove there are no side effects from this drug, I may recondiser, but, then too, we always have to consider the cost of using it. Will it be something we can afford?.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 5:24 pm

Nancy sands (448)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 5:27 pm
Will they get hot flashes?

Juliana D (18)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 6:27 pm
Great news.

Genoveva M M (328)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 8:23 pm
I saw a video from PETA talking about a drug with the same effects as this one, maybe it's the same, may be not, but they said is is like a cookie and animals love it, but it wont work on humans, also the drug administration were studding this, and so far is safe on the animals who have been eating it. I so much wish this works for the good of animals, so many countries can use it like Romania, Mexico and even countries like Spain, Italy, and USA. What a blessing not having to hear ugly words like euthanasia. Thank you Jill for the great news!!

Joan for Peace (413)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 8:33 pm
great idea,and to some day save our pets from the surgery using pills or shots would be great

Terry King (113)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 9:22 pm
does it work on Republicans?

Billie C (2)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 10:06 pm
i hope they make it happen. not having to cut them will be great.

Saturday July 23, 2011, 10:11 pm
Very humerous Terry! Thanks Jill, for this POTENTIALLY great news. Noted Of COURSE, everyone should neuter their pets, but, let's face it, I think in MOST countries it costs a small frotune! IF this new method could be adopted you would think that it must be so much cheaper which might make it so much more easy for poorer people to be able to afford to sterilize their pets. Of course, it is a terrible worry that whilst it is being tested, many poor animals will have to suffer side-efffects of the drugs which is very distresstng. W have to face facts.. SOMETHING has to be done about the terrible problem of abanoned and unwanted pets.and a cheaper non-invasive way of sterlising animals, would cut the numbers down dramatically. I STILL think that short -term, there should be government funding to assist people on very low incomes, especially pensioners and people with disabilities to make vets bills more affordable. I mean, to get an animal sterilised here, in Australia, would cost me at least half of what I have to live on a week. I still have my other rescued animals to feed and pay the bills. I would rather starve than let my animals go hungry, but I can quite understand when people just have to get rid of their beloved pets, because the cost of food and vet care is too high.

Kim O (396)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 10:26 pm
Great news Jill, as long as there's no risk or side effects!

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 11:05 pm
We are responsible for all of eternity when we domesticate a wild animal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 23, 2011, 11:16 pm
LOL @ Terry ;p

i love this news :)

Paula W (23)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 12:23 am
Awesome, if it's safe for the animals. This could not only safe countless companion animals from euthanasia, but provide a humane means of reducing overpopulation among some groups of wild animals, like the rats in the article.

KS Goh (0)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 1:14 am
Thanks for the article.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 2:13 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 4:54 am
Noted, this sounds like it could be very promising.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 6:17 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Randy Stein (19)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 7:38 am
This sounds all well and good, for the females. But unless they also have a pull or injection for males then only half the job is being done. And as to what Terry said . . . if they came up with a male pilll iI'd wanted it fully tested to make sure it is safe-----maybe it should first be tested on Republican politicians!!!! LOL

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 12:59 pm
Fantastic, this new method could save lots of precious lives.

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 9:34 pm
Noted Tks Jill.....

Patrick Donovan (344)
Monday July 25, 2011, 10:02 am
The only problem I see with this approach is that animal breeders may find their business of breeding animals much more profitable. With that result, there is the danger to the long term health of a species due to in-breeding and the sheer greed of breeders. Puppy mills could make a large come back.

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 12:11 pm
I agree with Lisa, have to be safe.

Jane L (22)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 12:26 pm
Hmmm.... not sure I prefer this method. What if the drug stash gets compromised and gets in the wrong hands.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday July 29, 2011, 5:28 am
I honestly hope it happens soon. I will take a huge amount of money and go to all the squatter camps and all back yard breeders and feed the dogs these tablets - then the unwanted puppies will not be dropped at my front gate.

Nancy C (806)
Friday August 19, 2011, 2:00 pm
There may be a time and place for a safe version of this. Where TNR is happening, I too, prefer it. I know it's surgery, but there's no compromising the chemistry of the animal.
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