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Wondering why you should spay or neuter your pets?

Benefits of Spaying (females):
  •  No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
  •  Less desire to roam
  •  Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle
  •  Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  •  Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives
Benefits of Neutering (males):
  •  Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking
  •  Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
  •  Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease
  •  Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  •  Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites
  •  Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Still not sure? Please read some statistics:

  • An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring can produce 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in 9 years. (Source: Spay USA)
  • In 6 years one unspayed female dog and her offspring, can reproduce 67,000 dogs. (Source: Spay USA)
  • In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. (Source: Humane Society of the United States)
  • Approximately 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)
  • Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)
  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. – and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. (Source: Spay USA)
  • An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. Source: (Doris Day Animal League)

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Regional SPCA relies solely on the generosity and support of donors like you to be able to care for and find forever families for the animals of our community. Your contribution of a tax-deductible donation to Regional SPCA will make a significant impact on the lives of the animals and humans of our special community.