By Dorell Sackett
“She’s like a different cat, so happy now, wanders less and is even more friendly with dogs.”
More than 2.3 million cats and dogs are getting euthanized in U.S. shelters every year simply because there are not enough homes. Only 1 out of 10 dogs and cats entering a shelter gets adopted.
3. IT’S GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY:
Unaltered dogs cause nearly 100% of serious bites in our communities. Nearly 60% involve children. The tax payers have to pay for shelters, therefore spay/neutering reduces costs resulting from pet overpopulation. Additionally, spay/neutering reduces pet-related public health and safety risks and reduces law enforcement costs. That frees up funds for other essential services like police, schools and health services.
2. IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR PET
Spay/ neutering eliminates sexual frustration and reduces the incidence of cancers. Spayed/neutered pets also have a longer life expectancy as it greatly reduces the incidence of injury and disease. Additionally, spay/neutering decreases the urge to fight with other pets and reduces the urge to roam. Therefore, it Increases chance of a permanent home.
1. IT’S GOOD FOR YOU
Spaying/neutering prevents or decreases many behavior problems. Your pet will be less likely to bite unprovoked and will be friendlier with other pets. The surgery also prevents or reduces marking territory/spraying and eliminates or reduces the urge to wander which reduces the cost and worry of injuries and impounds.
The cost of dog licensing reduces by more than half in most areas for spayed/neutered dogs and in some areas, first year license is even free when the dog is spayed/neutered.
And finally you won’t have to worry about the hassle and costs of litters anymore. Your pet will be less of a problem for neighbors.