Spay & Neuter

WHY SPAY OR NEUTER?

Rescue groups Shelters are overflowing. If you think just having a couple of litters won’t hurt, this fact should change your mind:

In the span of seven years, an unspayed cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens, and in the span of six years, an unspayed dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies. There is no possible way to have enough homes for all of these animals, unless we take responsibility for spaying and neutering our pets. This change begins with YOU!

Spay/neutered pets live longer, healthier lives.

Spaying your female pet greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer.

Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and prostate problems.

Males neutered at a young age are far less likely to develop dominance or agression-related behavior problems, including possession and food guarding, territory marking, aggression towards other dogs, and humping tendancies.

Spaying your dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle and the mess that goes with it Also, females in heat often cry and howl incessantly, and attract every unaltered male dog in the neighborhood to you yard!

Altered animals are generally more docile and easier to train.

HELFUL LINKS:

ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION
Free spaying / neutering to all Sarasota County residents receiving Public Assistance. Low cost program also available.

Spay USA
Nationwide network of over 900 affordable sterilization programs.

The Dog Owner’s Guide
“Spay or neuter surgery: a prescription for better canine health.”

Love That Cat
Information on low and no-cost spay neuter services for cats, listed by state.

Friends of animals
Order a spay or neuter certificate online!