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FixByFive State Veterinary Medical Association Endorsements

If your state has not yet endorsed fixing felines by five months (FFF), contact your vet(s) and ask them to request your state veterinary medical association endorse this as well!   States indicated in green have endorsed FFF   Some of the endorsements: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors endorsement Maine Veterinary Medical Association […]

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Feline Fix by Five is a program of Marian’s Dream Feline Fix by Five | Press Release In January 2016, a task force was convened by Marian’s Dream at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando to evaluate the recommended age for spaying/neutering cats. The outcome of this meeting was a consensus document outlining best […]

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Our Mission “40 years of creating and supporting programs to end pet overpopulation by preventing unwanted litters. Join us in this ongoing mission to save lives. Let’s make Marian’s Dream everyone’s dream”. Marian’s Dream’s Feline Fix by Five campaign¬†is endorsed by: AVMA American Animal Hospital Association Association of Shelter Veterinarians American Association of Feline Practitioners […]

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Taking Action

Thank you for wanting to take action to Fix by Five Months! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your voice heard. Sponsor a Fix by Five-themed contest in your school. It could be a poetry, photo, video, art, or essay contest. Post winners in the library and other […]

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Why Fix by Five Months?

Our animal shelters are full and homeless cats and dogs are a common problem in the United States. According to an IPSOS survey conducted for PetSmart Charities, nearly 75% of people either “do not know”, or think that 6 months or later is when a pet should be spay/neutered. To end pet overpopulation, we need […]

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FAQs

Why spay / neuter cats by five months? Why cats? What is my state’s “Spay IQ”? How can I help? Why have I not heard about Marian’s Dream? Why spay / neuter cats by five months? There are at least five reasons: Recent research has revealed that cats spayed before their first heat cycle have […]

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Resources & References

“These winds of change from old school thinking patterns to the current procedures being practiced today began with an important study¬†conducted in 1987 which concluded that neutering dogs and cats much earlier than the traditional puberty or old age period had no ill effects.” – Diana Webster, Animal Press Welcome to our resources page where […]

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Wall of Wisdom

The Real Story: Spay & Neuter Before Five Months As a small animal veterinarian in a rural practice, I frequently encounter pets that have not been spayed or neutered, either because of financial concerns or lack of owner education. Many times the mature intact females will present with mammary tumors, complications related to pregnancy, or […]

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Take Action

Amplify Your Voice – Because taking action does make a difference! Thank you for wanting to take action! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your voice heard. Below is an assortment of projects, for the beginner or seasoned activist, to help you jump-start your amplification! If you have […]

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