Why Is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic so important?
There are many more kittens and puppies being born than there are good homes awaiting them, leading to a tragically high kill rate in shelters across the nation. Spay/neuter – “fixing” – your pet is the most humane solution to ending the homeless/abandoned pet crisis.
SPOT will perform spay/neuter surgeries for healthy dogs and cats who are at least 8 weeks old and at least 2 pounds. All surgeries are performed by a licensed veterinarian.
What are the health benefits to your pet?
Altered/fixed pets have a much lower risk of reproductive cancers and generally live longer, healthier lives.
- Females will not go into heat (eliminating the messiness and anxious behavior associated with a cycle).
- Males are much less likely to engage in undesirable behaviors such as urine marking, humping, aggression and roaming, which can lead to running away or being hit by a vehicle.
What are the cost benefits to you?
The initial cost of altering/fixing your pet is returned tenfold later by not having to treat reproductive cancers or the need to care for litters of pets. With subsidized fees at SPOT, you cannot afford to NOT have your pet spayed or neutered.
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the United States – and each day over 70,000 kittens and puppies are born (nearly 3,000 per day).
UNITED STATES FACTS & FIGURES
- # of stray cats and dogs living in the U.S.: 70 million
- #of animals in the U.S. that die each year from cruelty, neglect & exploitation: 30 million
- # of animal shelters in the U.S.: 4,000 – 6,000
- # of cats & dogs entering U.S. shelters each year: 6–8 million
Number of cats % dogs euthanized by U.S. shelters each year:
- 3 – 4 million (nearly 10,000 animals killed every day – one life every 6.5 seconds).
Spay/Neuter programs like SPOT can help!
- Did you know that one unspayed cat can be responsible for over 1,500 kittens by age three?
- It is a myth that it’s best to let a female pet give birth to a litter before getting her spayed.
- The average intact female cat will have three litters a year, with 4-6 kittens per litter.
- A female kitten or puppy can become pregnant as early as 5 months of age.