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Spay & Neuter

There are 45 cats and 15 dogs for every one person born.

America's dogs and cats are dying for you to be responsible.  Please spay and neuter - it will stop the killing!

Pet overpopulation is a growing problem.

There are many humane organizations participating in the 2001 spay and neuter discount coupon program.  The Department of Animal Regulation has a list of groups in your area.

Spay/Neuter Good News:

There are many programs in the works and it's very encouraging. Thank you Maddie's Fund for your feral program - because of you Friends for Animals is out there spaying and neutering and re-releasing so that the feral cats can live a life without bringing more unwanted animals into the world.

Spay and Neuter

Why Sterilize My Dog or Cat?

Medical Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Dogs and Cats:

Cat, Female:

Prevents pregnancy
Prevents pyometra
Eliminates heat up to 3 times per year
Reduces territorial spraying
Probably prevents mammary/breast cancer

Cat, Male:

Reduces territorial spraying
Reduces roaming
Reduces mating

Dog, Female:

Prevents pregnancy
Prevents mammary/breast cancer
Prevents pyometra/uterine infection
Prevents heat cycles; bleeding up to twice
Annually, attraction of male dogs

Dog, Male:

Reduces aggression; people and dogs
Prevents prostate infections
Reduces escape and roaming
Prevents testicular cancer
Prevents rectal warts/perianal adenoma
Reduces perianal hernias