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. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.
What can you do to stop the suffering?
Spay and neuter your
pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also
drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that
pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized
pets lead healthier, longer lives.
Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Medical evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.
Spayed animals no longer feel the need to roam to look for a mate. The result is that they stay home and have less chance of being involved in traumatic accidents such as being hit by a car. They also have a much lower incidence of contracting contagious diseases, and get into fewer fights. In males, neutering decreases the chances of developing prostatic disease more
Spay/Neuter General Info
Spaying (ovario-hysterectomy) is the surgical removal of the
reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes) of the female
animal. Neutering (orchectomy or castration) is the surgical removal of
the reproductive glands (testes) of the male animal. more