Facts / Myths
Spayed/neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Millions of healthy, temperamentally sound dogs and cats die in animal shelters every year simply because there are not enough responsible homes for all of them. Many more who are not taken to animal shelters are heartlessly abandoned to try to fend for themselves and they, too, end up not surviving.
Spaying/neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of mammary cancer, prostate problems, testicular cancer and in females, the complications which may arise during pregnancy or while giving birth or nursing a litter.
Spaying/neutering reduces a dog or cat’s desire to roam – thereby reducing the risk that he or she will be hit by a car, injured in a fight, exposed to disease or perhaps come into contact with a human being who may seek to harm them.
Spaying/neutering reduces fighting and aggression.
Fixing my pet will make him/her overweight...Fixing your pet should not result in weight gain if your pet receives a healthy diet and sufficient exercise.
Fixing my pet interferes with nature…Domesticated dogs and cats are completely dependent on humans. It is our responsibility as their guardians to ensure that the number of companion animals born does not exceed the number of available homes.
All animals have the right to have one litter…Spaying a female cat or dog before she goes into heat even once will greatly reduce her risk of developing mammary, ovarian and uterine cancer.