Why Spay or Neuter?

Spay and Neuter. Just the Facts.

  • Each day in the United States, 10,000 humans are born and 70,000 puppies and kittens are born! As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals.
  • An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:

1 year: 12
2 years: 67
3 years: 376
4 years: 2,107
5 years: 11,801
6 years: 66,088
7 years: 370,092
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077

  • Most people don’t know that a pet can have her first litter at the age of five months, and just one litter means that more good homes must be found! That is why there are so many strays and why our shelters are full of cats and dogs. Be ever so kind to your pet.

Prevent pet overpopulation:
The PETCO Foundation reports that only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a permanent home.
Over 7 million healthy pets are euthanized every year in the U.S. because there aren’t enough homes for them. For every kitten or puppy your pet produces, there is an animal somewhere else that will die in a shelter.

Less behavior problems and overall better health are also benefits of spaying or neutering your pet!