Why Spay/Neuter?

Thank you for your interest in altering your pet.  In addition to fighting pet overpopulation in our community, there are many benefits for owners and pets alike.

  • It prevents costly and life-threatening ailments, such as testicular cancer, mammary cancer and pyometra (infected uterus).
  • It eliminates the risks associated with pregnancy and birth (which are greater than the risks of the spay/neuter procedure).
  • It discourages spraying in cats, as well as mounting and marking in dogs
  • It reduces your pet’s urge to roam in search of a mate and therefore reduces the risk of your pet becoming lost, injured or hit by a car.
  • It reduces your pet’s urge to fight over territory.
  • It saves money on future vet bills.  Complications of pregnancy, pyometra, cancer or traumas from roaming can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars to treat.
  • It means lower licensing fees.

Each year, the SPCA takes in several thousands of dogs and cats in need of rehoming. Spaying and neutering your pets helps prevent additional unwanted litters in our community.

Interested in helping even more with reducing the homeless pet population? Participate in our community cat program to have a huge impact.  Did you know that one unaltered female cat and her offspring could produce more than 2,000 cats in four years?