Each year 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters around the country because there are not enough homes. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, diseases, and the elements. Pet overpopulation is real and has tragic consequences. You can help prevent such animal suffering. Stop the cycle before it starts by spaying and neutering your pets.
Altered animals live longer and are healthier than unaltered animals. Spaying before the first heat cycle virtually eliminates the risk of mammary cancer in cats and dogs. It also eliminates the risk of emergency life-threatening uterine infections and cancers of the reproductive tract.
Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles. Benefits of neutering include: decreased marking and territorial behavior; decreased wandering; decreased prostate problems; and elimination of the risk of testicular tumors. Spaying is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries.