Reasons to Spay/Neuter
3 Important Reasons to Spay/Neuter your Cats and Dogs
**WARNING: This post has graphic medical images that may be too much for some viewers.
If you are in the animal rescue world, you know the importance of spay/neuter. Each years, millions of “unwanted” animals die in shelters across the country. It’s safe to say that the amount of unaltered animals in the country is directly linked to this disturbing statistic.
Think of it like this… Dogs and cats are not like humans when it comes to pregnancy. Most of the time humans give birth to one child with the small exception of some cases. With cats and , litters can include 3 babies, 8 babies, or even 12 or more babies. The cat and dog reproduction rate is pretty much exponential if you consider each of those female offspring producing more babies.
Cats and Dogs are Killed in Shelters
This to me needs to be first as it should be the most important reason. There is by no means, a shortage in cats and dogs needing good homes. Until shelters stop killing healthy, adoptable animals for space then there is no need for more. I understand puppies and kittens are adorable, but WE DON’T NEED MORE!
You can pretty much go anywhere and find a stray or feral cat. Dogs are often picked up as “strays” (which were likely dumped by owners because most domesticated dogs are not just living on the streets for years). Why in the world would we need more cats and dogs when the ones that are present now don’t all have homes yet?