Pets love us! So will you!Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family, and your community. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
What is spay/neuter?The word “spay” refers to the sterilization of female pets. The term “neuter,” while more commonly used to refer to the sterilization of male pets, can be used to describe the sterilization of either female or male pets.
What are the benefits of spay/neuter?Spaying or neutering improves your pet’s health, reducing or eliminating the risk of certain cancers and other diseases.
It reduces the tendency to fight with other animals, it also protects your pet from fight-related injuries and from dangerous viruses spread through bite wounds.
It also reduces or eliminates spraying (marking objects with a spray of urine), yowling/howling, escaping, and other troublesome behaviors, including the inconvenience of a pet in heat (or a male pet reacting to a female in heat).
And spay/neuter directly impacts the number of animals that lose their lives in our shelters and on our streets. Having your pet spayed or neutered frees up homes for homeless pets that are already born.