Wondering why you should spay or neuter your pets?

Benefits of Spaying (females):

  • – No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
  • – Less desire to roam
  • – Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle
  • – Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • – Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Benefits of Neutering (males):

  • – Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking
  • – Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
  • – Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease
  • – Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • – Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites
  • – Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Still not sure?

Please read some statistics

– An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring can produce 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in 9 years. (Source: Spay USA)

– In 6 years one unspayed female dog and her offspring, can reproduce 67,000 dogs. (Source: Spay USA)

– In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. (Source: Humane Society of the United States)

– Approximately 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)

– Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)

– Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. – and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. (Source: Spay USA)

– An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. Source: (Doris Day Animal League)

And for those of you who prefer visuals:

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