Why Spay and Neuter

  • According to SPAY USA, an intact female dog, her mate and the resulting offspring (if none were spayed/neutered) add up to 12,288 puppies in 5 years.
  • An intact female cat, her mate and the resulting offspring (if none were spayed/neutered) add up to 11,801 kittens in 5 years.
  • Altered animals live longer, healthier lives. Female cats and dogs have reduced uterine, ovarian, and breast cancers. ┬áMale cats and dogs have reduced risks of prostrate cancer and disorders.
  • Altered animals make better, more affectionate companions.
  • Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.
  • Neutered males are less likely to roam, run away, get hit by cars, get into fights or chase livestock.
  • Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates the heat cycle. That means no incessant crying, nervous behavior, or unwanted male dogs lingering around your house.
  • Spaying or neutering is a humane way of animal control. Many dogs or cats are euthanized daily. Many are tied up and shot. Many die because of disease or starvation.
  • When there are too many dogs or cats, pets that are casually acquired run the risk of being casually cared for.
  • Dogs that are not neutered are more likely to bite. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions, 70-76% of reported dog bite incidents are caused by intact males.