Why Spay and Neuter

Why Spay and Neuter?

Spaying and neutering your pet is the most important action you can take for the health of your animal and to help solve the problem of pet overpopulation .


There are millions of healthy, adoptable animals destroyed in shelters every year because not enough animals have been spayed and neutered and there aren’t enough homes for them all. In the United States alone, 575 healthy dogs and cats are killed every hour of every day, 13,800 destroyed in shelters every day. And every day there are 2,500 more kittens and puppies born every hour. It costs tax payers over 2 billion annually.





  • Spayed and neutered pets live longer, healthier lives.
  • Spaying and neutering prevents cancer; it greatly reduces the risks of ovarian, uterine and breast cancer in females and testicular and prostate cancer in males.
  • Spaying and neutering stops urine spraying in dogs and cats.
  • Spaying and neutering stops undesirable behaviors such as aggression, fighting and biting.
  • Spaying and neutering stops pets from wandering away from home.
  • Spaying and neutering generally makes pets better companions and family pets
  • Spaying and neutering benefits you, your pet, and your community.


Spaying and neutering saves lives. Effective spay/neuter programs dramatically reduces pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering programs save money. Cities and towns picking up and impounding animals cost money for tax payers. Fewer dogs and cats entering shelters saves tax money, reducing animal control expenses.

Be part of the solution to pet overpopulation. Your action today will make a difference tomorrow!

We can humanely reduce and eventually eliminate overpopulation; when you consider the moral expense of destroying millions of healthy, innocent beings that many of us consider “best friends”, the cost of the spay/neuter surgery fades to insignificance.

Great achievements have been made in recent years. Animal Advocates is working towards the days when there will be no more homeless pets. The solution is spaying and neutering. Destroying dogs and cats is not an acceptable solution to the overpopulation problem.