Every day we hear folks giving the same reasons why they don’t spay or neuter their pets. Here are a few of the things we hear:
“My cats have such sweet personalities. I’d love a litter of kittens just like them.”
“I have the most beautiful Labradoodle. I’d love to breed her at least once.”
“I don’t want my pet to go through surgery.”
“The procedure is too expensive.”
Unfortunately, there are already too many pets than there are homes. That means thousands of wonderful dogs and cats are euthanized each year in overcrowded shelters across the United States – pets with sweet personalities, cute mutts, and plenty of beautiful purebred dogs and cats, too.
Consider this: one unaltered dog can produce over 300 offspring in five years and one unaltered cat can produce almost 11,000 in just FOUR years! When one litter can lead to hundreds to thousands of unwanted pets, then spaying one dog or one cat can save hundreds to thousands of needless deaths. Spaying and neutering our pets is the only way we’re going to stop the vicious cycle of pet overpopulation.
The truth is, spaying or neutering your pet can have important health benefits including… And the surgery is not as expensive as you might think. If you’re looking for low-cost solutions there are low cost clinics close by that charge less than $100.
When you really sit down and think about it, why would you not spay or neuter your pet!