Spay & Neuter
Why should it be done?
If you already have a pet, hopefully, it is already spayed or neutered. But if it isn't so, here are a few good reasons to have it done.
1. Decrease pet overpopulation.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. The world will survive without your Fido's genetics reproducing.
2. Your pet will live a healthier, longer life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of female dogs. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. Many of our rescues are not altered before coming into our care and face these problems. sunlync
3. Enjoy better behavior.
While spaying or neutering does not change your pet’s personality, the procedure can result in a change in behavior such as territorial urine marking or spraying. Your spayed female pet won't go into heat and your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from the house. Once he's free to roam, he risks getting lost, injury in traffic and fights with other animals. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people, and inanimate objects after he’s neutered.
4. Save money.
Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and properly caring for a litter.
Check out this link for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs page to find spay/neuter options in your area.