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When to Visit Costa Rica

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Costa Rica
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Sam Chandler, a resident of Rumson, New Jersey, is an accomplished high school graduate and philanthropist. When he can, Sam Chandler enjoys traveling outside of Rumson and the United States to locations such as Costa Rica for charitable endeavors.

Costa Rica experiences only two primary seasons a year: dry and wet. The country’s dry season lasts from mid-November through April, when average temperatures stay in the mid-70s and rainfall stays below one or two inches per month.

Costa Rica hosts a number of events in the dry season, including the Coffee Cup and Santa Cruz Fiestas. Although the dry season draws large crowds, particularly to the beaches, visiting Costa Rica at this time is usually best.

The country’s wet season lasts from May to early November. Temperatures in these months rise slightly, but still average below 80 degrees.

Unfortunately, rainfall increases to nearly 13 inches per month, depending on the month. As a result, crowds and accommodation prices drop significantly during the wet season.

Those willing to brave the wet weather are rewarded with some of Costa Rica’s best wildlife and foliage. The country also hosts a few festivals in the wet season, including the Maiz Fiesta in October and Independence Day celebrations in September.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

 

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Spay or Neuter Your Pet
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An experienced soccer referee in the Rumson, New Jersey, area, Sam Chandler supports a number of charities. In addition to supporting local Rumson charities, Sam Chandler has volunteered internationally, designing and distributing bracelets for an animal shelter in Nosara, Costa Rica, to raise money and awareness about spaying and neutering animals.

There are countless health and behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering a pet. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies and effectively reducing the homeless pet population, spay and neuter procedures greatly reduce the likelihood of cats and dogs developing serious illnesses, including cancer and malignant tumors. Cats and dogs are also less likely to demonstrate aggressive, territorial behaviors after being spayed or neutered.

Families who have decided to provide their pet with a spay or neuter surgery should consult with a trusted veterinarian. A healthy puppy can undergo surgery as early as 8 weeks after it is born. Owners of older dogs should still consider the procedure, though elderly or heavy dogs may have greater risk of complications.

Like puppies, a healthy, 8-week old kitten can be safely spayed or neutered. Owners should attempt to have the surgery performed before 5 months of age to curb certain territorial behaviors. Owners should also note that a female cat can be spayed even while in heat.