Why Spay/Neuter

Orange and white tabby with green eyes looking at the camera while getting an exam.

Fewer unwanted companion animals

Over 2,500 cats and dogs are euthanized every year in our area.  The offspring of your pet could end up in local shelters.  Do you know what happened to your cat’s kittens or your dog’s puppies?

Healthy, good-natured dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are put down at an alarming rate.  By having your pet spayed or neutered, you can help reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats that are euthanized every year.  Spaying and neutering your pet is one of the greatest contributions you can make to the welfare of animals in our community.

Improved health and longer life

Scientific research shows that spayed and neutered pets live longer and are less likely to develop some types of cancer and infections.  Spaying your pet before their first heat cycle can reduce the development of mammary gland tumors by over 90%!

Reduced behavioral problems

Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce undesirable behaviors such as spraying, roaming, aggression, and mounting.