The Spay and Neuter Commuter
For cats and dogs in Davidson County, NC

Why spay and neuter?

The Top Ten Reasons

1.  Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer and healthier lives.

2.  Spaying eliminates the possibilities of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.  Neutering eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

3.  Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.

4.  Spaying and neutering makes pets more affectionate companions.

5.  Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those who have been spayed or neutered.

6.  Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.

7.  Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.

8.  Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals and many animals have to be euthanized as a result.

9.  Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog attacks.  

10.  If your dog or cat accidentally becomes pregnant, you will have to provide additional medical care - for her and the babies - and be responsible for finding good homes for the offspring. 

 


According to the Humane Society of the United States, 10,000 babies are born in the
 
United States on any given day. However, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born each day.

  
*Only 1 in 10 dogs and cats born in the United States
gets a good home that lasts his/her lifetime.* 

You do the math.  
There simply aren't enough homes for that many cat and dogs!
  




Further resources

1 - ASPCA Spay and Neuter Q&A 
2 - The Humane Society of the United States - Spay and Neuter Information
3
- 6 common excuses for not spaying/neutering
                              
                                          
 


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