Educational Material / Spay Neuter
Cats and dogs are more likely to roam, get lost, stolen, injured, or killed.
Male and female cats will spray.
Male cats will fight (big vet bills), be more aggressive toward people.
Male dogs urinate in the house, are aggressive with other male dogs.
Female cats and dogs are more susceptible to cancer.
Female cats and dogs in heat and pregnant are temperamental, aggressive and likely to break house training
Cats and dogs make nicer pets; become more kitten and puppy-like in their behavior, not driven by hormones to reproduce and protect territory.
Animals may put on weight; adopter could monitory and restrict an adult's diet (Diet foods are available), and encouraged plenty of exercise
MYTH: Female cats and dogs should have one litter before being altered because motherhood makes them calmer, nicer pets.
FACT: Having a litter does not always produce a calm pet, but spaying will produce a calm pet whether or not reproduction has taken place.
THE VICIOUS CYCLE: Adopters want their pet to have "only one" litter and promise to find good homes. Those who adopt the babies may also want "just one litter, " and overpopulation continues.......
THE BAD BARGAIN: Allowing an animal to breed may involved unwanted expense and heartbreak.; Sick babies require medical care ($); mother may abandon her litter or be unable to nurse, requiring human caretaker to feed babies every two to three house; babies may die (heartbreak).
THE "NATURAL LIFE": In nature, the weak, the sick, the old, do not survive-nature's way of controlling population. Veterinary care provides our pets with longer lives than they would experience "in nature". By domesticating animals, we have taken away nature's population controls. Failing to have pets altered is failing to substitute our own population control. The result is millions of homeless dogs and cats being euthanized every year.
REMEMBER: EVERY PUPPY OR KITTEN YOU ALLOW TO BE BORN TAKES A HOME AWAY FROM AN ANIMAL ALREADY ALIVE. Those people who provide homes for your pet's litter(s) could instead give a home to a shelter/rescue animal.
IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION (BY HAVING YOUR PET SPAYED OR NEUTERED), THEN YOU PERPETUATE THE PROBLEM!!!!