Each day approximately 60,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 8 million animals are euthanized in the United States because there are not enough homes for them.
What does "spay" and "neuter" really mean?
Female dogs and cats are spayed and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their reproductive organs.
Spaying and neutering helps companion dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems over the life of the animal.
Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of mammary cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
Neutering eliminates testicular cancer in males and may decrease the incidence of prostate disease.
Spaying and neutering may enhance a pet's personality making them more affectionate companions.
Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray or mark their territory.
Spay or Neutered companion animals are less likely to bite, have temperament problems, roam, or fight.
Spay or neuter surgery is a one-time cost that is relatively small considering its benefits.
In 7 years, one female dog and her offspring can produce 4,372 puppies.
In 7 years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats.