Unplanned litters of dogs and cats are a large source of animals entering the shelter system, as there are just not enough homes for all the dogs and cats currently in our country. That’s where spay and neuter – or sterilization – services become so important.
In theory, a female dog can have up to three litters in a year with an average litter size of seven puppies. One female and her babies can create 67,000 puppies in six years.
Similarly, an average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her reproductive life, one female cat could give birth to more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just seven years.
Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter
- Help reduce companion animal overpopulation.
- Increase the chances of a longer and healthier life for your pet.
- Sterilizing your animal makes them a better pet, reducing the urge to roam, and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam.
Your community will also benefit. Unwanted and stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.
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