Why Spay or Neuter?

The decision to spay or neuter your pet can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare.

Your pet will live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates:

  • Frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your companion will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a more contented member of your family.
  • The animal’s need to roam in search of a mate, decreasing the chances that your pet will become lost, get into fights with other animals or be hit by a car.
  • Messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted males.
  • The tendency to bite. However, your pet will still be protective of his home and family even after being altered. Aggression is different from protectiveness.
  • Spraying, wailing, marking territory, or making inappropriate sexual approaches toward people or objects.
  • The extra expense for food or veterinary care in the event of an unexpected litter.

Spaying and neutering is the only solution to shelter overpopulation.

  • Euthanasia is the leading cause of death for healthy and treatable cats and dogs.
  • Communities spend millions of tax dollars every year to care for unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals.
  • Stray animals cause vehicle accidents, and damage property.