Even one litter of puppies and kittens is too many. For every person who adopts from your pet's litter, one less animal adopted is from your local animal shelter.
Like puppies and kittens?
If you feel you have the time and energy to care for a litter of puppies or kittens, your local animal rescue group or animal shelter has many opportunities for you to foster (and you won't have to incur the veterinary bills or hassle of finding them good homes!). Click here to apply to foster.
Benefits for YOU - Having your pets spayed or neutered, preferably before their first heat cycle, has many benefits for you. You'll avoid your female pets' messy heat cycles, pets trying to run away in search of a mate, stray animals howling outside your windows, and litters of puppies and kittens to care for. Not to mention the veterinary bills that come along with a pregnant female and her subsequent litters.
Benefits for YOUR PET - A pet that is spayed/neutered is usually healthier and happier! By reducing the urge to breed, you will reduce the urge for your dog or cat to roam in search of a mate - some studies say by up to 90%. Roaming cats and dogs are likely to encounter dangerous roads, cars, diseases, and fights with other animals. Spaying your female dog or cat eliminates the possibility of ovarian and uterine cancers, pyometra (bacterial infection of the uterus), and greatly reduces the incidence of mammary gland tumors. Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumors - the second most common tumor in male dogs.
Benefits for your COMMUNITY - Spaying/neutering your pets reduces the number of homeless and stray pets in your town. It also reduces the number of pets entering your local animal shelter. Millions of unwanted puppies and kittens are born in our country each year. There are not enough homes for all of these youngsters (in addition to the millions of adult cats and dogs surrendered to animal shelters), and many are euthanized. The best and simplest solution to the pet overpopulation problem is to spay and neuter your pets.