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Old 11-03-2008, 09:22 PM
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Smile Billionare Inventor Announces Contest Worth $25 million

Gary Michelson, a medical inventor who got rich by licensing devices and instruments that aided in complicated back surgery (he was originally a spine surgeon) has now turned his attention to animals. He is promising $25 million dollars to anyone who can invent the first safe non-surgical method to spay and neuter pets.

He also put up $50 million dollars in grant money for inventors who come to him with plausible ideas. The announcement was made at the National Spay/Neuter Conference in Chicago, where Michelson said that this new procedure would mean more spaying and neutering. Many of the owners who don't spay or neuter do so because they don't want to put their pets under anesthesia.

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:49 PM
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That would be great if they could do that! If they could also make it something that was portable for those vet clinic vans that they have (at least around here) that can come to houses, so that the hassle of rounding up stray cats wouldn't be as big of a deal. Also, I know my aunt who lives in the country and has outside cats doesn't spay them because she doesn't have a good way to have them not outside for recovery and having them stay at the vet would cost too much, so if they didn't need that recovery time indoors, that could help with stray over-population in that respect too.

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Old 11-11-2008, 07:37 PM
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Cheers to that idea too. Maybe you should submit it and see if he throws some money your way. "$5,000 for the brilliant addition" - I for one would be happy!
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:41 PM
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Non-surgical would be so much better. A woman I know breeds and shows Bobtail Cats and when she got three kittens spayed two weeks ago, the intern stitched it up to tight and there was a bubble. The vet agreed to give them their money back and, luckily, the nurse said if they couldn't sell them because of she would buy them. They can usually sell their cats for a lot and mistake like that just stinks

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