# of surgeries:

17,388

Why Spay and Neuter?
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  • EVERY YEAR 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters
  • MOST WOULD HAVE MADE WONDERFUL PETS. NO HOME” is
    the #1 reason
    pets are euthanized
  • The effective and humane way to address the “No-Home” problem is to drastically limit the number of cats and dogs being born
  • 80% OF PETS ARE BORN INTO HOUSEHOLDS THAT CANʼT AFFORD TO HAVE THEIR PETS ALTERED. Free and low cost spay/neuter service is the answer to “I canʼt afford it”

Benefits to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet:

  • Eliminates ovarian and uterine cancer in your female dog or cat
  • Eliminates testicular cancer in your male dog or cat
  • Reduces the risk of female mammary (breast) cancer
  • Reduces undesirable behaviors associated with mating
  • Reduces the incidence of injury when roaming to find a mate

Benefits to the Community:

  • Reduces the number of animals that enter our shelters needing food and housing, veterinary care and sometimes euthanasia and disposal
  • Reduces the need for Animal Control intervention allowing them to provide other valuable services
  • Helps improve the overall health of our communityʼs pets
  • Reduces the intake of feral cats which are almost always euthanized as they are difficult to handle and re-home

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