Overpopulation is EVERYONE'S problem.
Each year thousands and thousands of cats and kittens, dogs and puppies are
euthanized due to overpopulation. Statistics show that 10-12 million pets are
euthanized annually in the United States. Using the lower figure of 10 million,
that's 192,308 per week or 27,473 pets euthanized every 24 hours, 365 days a
Spaying or Neutering
Is Good for Your Pet
Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer,
Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence
of a number of health problems that can be very difficult
or expensive to treat.
Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian
cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer,
particularly when your pet is spayed before her first
Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the
incidence of prostate disease.
or Neutering Is Good for You
and Neutering Are Good for the Community
and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an
average of six to 12 days, often twice a year, in dogs
and an average of six to seven days, three or more times
a year, in cats. Females in heat can cry incessantly,
show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems
than do those who have been spayed or neutered.
and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away,
or get into fights.
visit LA Animal
Services and The
Pet Press for more information about about low-cost and
no-cost spaying and neutering.
spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks.
shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.
pets and homeless animals get into trash containers, defecate
in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger
people who have no understanding of their misery or needs.
stray animals also scare away or kill birds and wildlife.