Why Spay/Neuter

  • Spaying your dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle and the mess that comes with it. Females in heat often cry and howl persistently.  They may also develop nervous behavior and attract many unaltered male dogs or cats to your yard!
  • Spaying your female pet significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer and completely eliminates the danger of uterine and ovarian cancer.
  • Spayed or neutered animals are generally more calm and easier to train.
  • Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and prostate problems.  It will also help prevent serious health problems like hernias and perianal tumors.
  • Neutering your male pet will prevent him from trying to escape your home or yard in search of females in heat. Neutering him will eliminate this urge to roam and could very well save his life, and save you from a terrible broken heart.
  • Males neutered at a young age are far less likely to develop dominance or aggression-related behavior problems, including possession and food guarding, territory marking (lifting his leg on everything in sight), aggression toward other dogs, and “humping” inappropriate objects.

Get the Facts:

Too Much Death
Four million cats and dogs, about one every eight seconds, are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these
animals are the offspring of accidental litters of family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet
overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.*
Good Pets Are Not Excluded
Many cats and dogs that die as a result of pet overpopulation could have made wonderful pets.  Between six and
eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters every year: far too many to all find homes.*
We Can FIX The Problem
A solution is possible and starts with each of us taking one small step: getting our own pets fixed  To help stop
pet overpopulation further, always adopt your pets from shelters.
* Source: Humane Society of the United States