Campaign Encourages Men to Get Dogs Fixed

Michigan's Hooters for Nooters campaign targets male pet owners of male pets.

Posted: September 23, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

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Hooters of Grand Rapids, Mich., Nooters Club and C-SNIP, a local spay-neuter clinic, recently partnered to launch the Hooters for Nooters campaign, which aims to encourage pet owners to get their animals fixed by offering two reduced-cost clinics on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.

The campaign is specifically targeting male pet owners who often avoid neutering male pets, according to Linda Wasche, founder of Nooters Club, a Michigan-based company that uses light-hearted cartoons to promote spay-neuter surgery.

To participate in the reduced-cost clinic, pet owners must register and pre-pay for their dog or cat at Hooters of Grand Rapids at 3835 28th St. on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 and 30. They can also register by contacting C-SNIP at 616-455-8220.

The cost is $55 for male dogs and $25 for male cats. The Sept. 26 clinic will be devoted to dogs while the Oct. 3 clinic will be for cats.

Pet owners who register their pet will receive a free breakfast the day of the clinic and a goodie bag filled with restaurant discounts and pet supplies.

“We want to help pet owners in these tough economic times while calling attention to the problem of pet overpopulation,” said Ross Dew, general manager of Hooters in Grand Rapids. “This is a great way to give back to our customers and to help the community.”

In addition, Hooters of Grand Rapids customers can order specially featured items such as boneless chicken wings and drinks like “Cat Nip” and “Nut Cracker” promoting the Hooters for Nooters campaign. They can also purchase a special edition Nooters Club T-shirt with part of the proceeds going to C-SNIP. The offer will last throughout September.

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J H   Phoenix, AZ

9/24/2009 6:24:13 PM

This is a great idea.

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Natalie   sfer, MS

9/24/2009 6:06:55 PM

This is a great solution! For some odd reason, I've come across MANY men who refuse to neuter their male dogs. Why? "Because I wouldn't like it if MY balls were chopped off.." they say. What idiots! PLEASE NEUTER YOUR ANIMALS!

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Isobella   Nashville, TN

9/24/2009 4:48:28 PM

There are many reasons to spay and neuter. For males it decreases the incidence of fights and male to male aggression, eliminate the risk of testicular cancer, reduce/or eliminate sexual behaviors such as leg lifting, marking, and roaming,and will decrease the desire to escape from the yard. For females it will eliminate heat seasons ,spotting on floors, male dogs hanging around, cancers of the reproductive system, reduce the chance of breast cancers, and reduce the incident of female to female aggression. Sterilization does NOT make an animal fat, less protective,or in any way inferior to an intact animal. If you notice who is against spaying and neutering it is always someone breeding( and making money out of it),in shows that they think will bring them prestige, or, for irresponsible reasons, someone who would rather get rid of their pet than get it fixed. I say go to your local animal control and humane society and take a look at all the animals who are going to die because there are just not enough responsible homes. Do you really want to cause more to die?

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Liza   Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

9/24/2009 2:18:08 PM

$55...I paid $150 for my dog and $120 for each of my cats!

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