Every day, 16,000 homeless pets are killed in American Public County Shelters!
Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned and unwanted litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children or adults. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets. (below are resources for low-cost spaying/neutering near you)
Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age. Prevent urine elimination in male cats (spraying).
Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering or spaying. Your pet will remain fit as long as you continue to provide exercise and watch food intake.
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