Spay and Neuter
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Did You Know?
- Every day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in
this country while only 10,000 people are born.
- It's simple math - there just arenít enough
homes for all of these animals.
- Every year 10-12 million animals are euthanized in
shelters for lack of available homes.
- On average, 64% of all animals taken into shelters
nationwide have to be euthanized for this reason.
- At least 50% of the overpopulation problem is
non-neutered males. Females canít do it alone.
- Purebreds account for 30% of all the animals in
shelters. "Papers" donít mean an animal should be bred.
- For every home you find for an animal that you
have bred, a home is lost for a shelter animal.
- Breeding to "see the miracle of birth"
demands that you also "see the tragic results". Visit a
- Animal overpopulation has reached a crisis point
in this country.
- You personally can make a
difference by spaying or neutering your pet. It is the single most
important thing you can do to prevent animal cruelty!
Spaying or neutering your
pet provides many practical benefits as well as preventing animal
overpopulation: your pet is more content and far less likely to roam,
bite, scratch, fight, mark territory or develop uterine, mammary or
The latest medical findings indicate that your
pet, male or female, will be healthier and live a longer life if it is
spayed or neutered. Take a look at these articles from The Winn Feline
Foundation: " Early
Spay/Neuter in the Cat" and from the Dog Owner's Guide: "
Spay or Neuter Surgery: A prescription for better canine health".
Are you still thinking of breeding your
pet? Before you do, please read this article
by Daniel E. Tratnack!
Spay/USA maintains a
list of veterinarians that give discounts on spay/neuter.
(800)-248-SPAY. Friends of Animals also has a similar
discount network. (800)-321-PETS.
Seminole and Volusia Counties both have spay-neuter
rebate programs of $25 per animal. Seminole County
(407)330-9523. Volusia County (904)943-7895. Orange
County has several low-cost spay/neuter clinics (407)254-9150.
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