Reasons for Spay/Neuter

Why Mop Up The Mess?
Turn Off The Spigot!

Pet overpopulation is a problem in Montana, and throughout the United States. For every human born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born. There simply aren’t enough homes for all these animals. As a result, 7 million healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized (killed) every year.

Given these statistics, the only way to break this chain is by altering our animals. But if that’s not reason enough, there are many reasons why spaying and neutering is a good idea:

Altered animals live longer, healthier lives. Female cats and dogs have reduced risks of uterine, ovarian, and breast cancers; male cats and dogs have reduced risks of prostate cancer and disorders.

Fewer health problems mean less costly vet bills for their owners.

Altered animals make better, more affectionate companions. It stands to reason animals that aren’t preoccupied with mating have more attention to devote to their human friends.

Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.

Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates the heat cycle. That means no incessant crying, nervous behavior, or unwanted male dogs lingering around your house.

Neutered males are less likely to roam, run away, get hit by cars, or get into fights.

Altered animals are less likely to bite. They are generally calmer and more even-tempered. 80% of all bites are from intact male dogs!

Pet overpopulation is a problem you can help solve! Adopt your pets at a local animal shelter, instead of buying them from a breeder or pet shop and Spay or Neuter your pets!

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