Jenni, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, came to visit.

Andy Rent talked about Jenni with Emily from the Humane Society of West Michigan on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday. Jenni is a 3-year-old Terrier Mix who came to us from Kent County Animal Shelter about two weeks ago. She loves to cuddle and is extremely treat motivated. Unfortunately, we do not know how she does with other animals.

Emily also talked about their Pet Therapy Seminar - Tuesday, February 19th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ($45) - Have your dog help others! This seminar will include what is involved in therapy work, what temperament is best suited for therapy work, expectations during therapy work, and will help determine if it's right for you and your dog. Register by email

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. We want to share the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.

1. Pets are healthier when they are spayed/neutered. Through neutering and spaying, you can help your dog and cat live a happier, healthier and longer life. Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing as well as the periods that dogs and cats can have while in heat. Neutering stops the mating drive in males, reducing the urge to roam, which in turn, reduces the risks of fights, injury, poisoning, accidents, and contracting diseases. If you have more than one pet in your home, all the pets will get along better if they are spayed or neutered.

A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health. Early spaying and neutering nearly eliminates breast cancer, and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine and testicular cancer.

2. Spaying/neutering helps the overpopulation of dogs and cats.

3. Keeps your pets calmer. Not being distracted by the instinctual need to find a mate helps your pet stop roaming and become calmer, though not less protective of their territory.

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.

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