WHY SPAY and NEUTER?
- Neutering a male before he’s sexually mature (cats 4-6 month; dogs before 8 months) will inhibit territorial behaviors such as urine-marking and aggressive posturing
- Unneutered males have much higher probability of prostate enlargement/cancer, testicular cancer and related infections. The urge to mate leads to fighting, aggression, excessive barking, howling, and other unwelcome behaviors
- Unneutered male cats spray floors and furniture. They rarely develop this habit if neutered early
- Neutered male cats usually stop territorial spraying. Neutered cats and dogs fight less and are less likely to become lost due to straying from home in search of a mate
- Altering doesn’t adversely affect the personality of the animal or make them fat (over eating and lack of exercise does)
- Unspayed females have higher incidences of mammary tumors, uterine infections and cancer
- There is no truth to the myth that it’s best to let a female pet give birth to a litter before getting her spayed. It’s best to spay before a female goes into heat the first time (cats months; dogs months)
Did you know…
- One unaltered female cat, her mate and all of their offspring (two litters per year with 2.8 surviving kittens per year) will produce 11,606,707 cats in 9 years! Source: Spay USA
- In 6 years, one unsprayed female dog and her offspring can reproduce 67,000 dogs Source: Spay USA
- Neutered pets get along much better with each other
- That 25% of the dogs brought to The Center during a given year are purebred
All you need to do is:
- Call Everisto Castro Rosas, Center manager, for an appointment at (624)129-8346. Arrive at 8 a.m. with your pet. Your pet should have nothing to eat or drink from midnight (12 a.m.) the night before the surgery.
- Your animal will be ready for pick up by 4 p.m.
- Evaristo will give post-surgery care instructions. Your pet must be kept still and protected for that first evening until the anesthesia has completely worn off.
- The service is available to everyone and is free of charge to low-income families. Donations in cash or supplies are always welcomed and appreciated.