Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pets
They can't read. They can't write. But they sure can multiply!
Pet overpopulation is an overwhelming, yet preventable tragedy across the United States.
Millions of dogs, cats, kittens, puppies and other animals that would otherwise be adoptable are euthanized each year simply due to the lack of available homes.
Please do your part and have your pet sterilized (spayed or neutered).
There are many health, behavior and other benefits to having your pet sterilized:
- You are not adding to the pet overpopulation problem. Because the companion pet population grows much more rapidly than the human population, there simply are not enough homes. In just seven years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens!* In six years, one unspayed female dog and her offspring can product 67,000 puppies!* This results in the euthanasia of millions of loving, healthy yet homeless pets. * Source: Humane Society of the United States
- Preventing unwanted behaviors. Sterilized male dogs and cats are less likely to fight with other males or mark their territory. Sterilization will eliminate many undesirable behaviors in female cats who would otherwise frequently be in heat. Pets are also less likely to slip out of the house or yard to find mates. Each year, thousands of roaming animals in search of mates become lost or are hit by cars, resulting in needless suffering or death.
- Positive effects on your pet's personality. Sterilized animals tend to be less aggressive, better socialized and more affectionate since all of their attention will be focused on you, rather than on the urge to breed.
- Preventing many illnesses and large veterinary bills. Spaying females before they ever go into heat greatly reduces their chances of developing mammary, ovarian or uterine cancers or uterine infections. Neutering male pets virtually eliminates the risk of testicular tumors or prostate problems. All of which could lead to expensive veterinary bills.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem! There simply are not enough homes. Please spay or neuter your pets.
The Michigan Humane Society veterinary clinics offer pet sterilization. Call today to make an appointment.
7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211
3600 Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Berman Center for Animal Care
900 N. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48185