Why Spay Or Neuter My Pet
Many people hesitate to spay or neuter their pets, because:
- they do not understand how easily the urge to mate will overcome any fence or closed door;
- they think puppies and kittens are fun to have around the house;
- they think there is no harm done by having a litter of kittens or puppies;
- they think their children should experience the miracle of birth by watching their pets give birth.
The TRUTH is that:
- It is almost impossible to prevent a female dog or cat in heat from escaping from a house or yard, or keep a male away from her. Just a brief second of inattention, or a gate without a firm latch is all it takes.
- Neutered male dogs and cats are much less likely to be lost or injured in fights.
- A litter of puppies or kittens demands a lot of time and care, and rapidly turns into 6 or more expensive dogs or cats who need homes, food, and vaccinations.
- One unspayed female cat, her mate, and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year with less than 3 surviving kittens per litter, can result in over 11,000 kittens in just 5 years.
- Children need to learn that parenting is an important responsibility, not that it is easy, fun, and without consequences.
- While it may not be difficult to find homes for puppies and kittens, thousands of adult dogs and cats are abandoned or euthanized in shelters.
Download the Spay and Neuter Brochure here that is full of useful information and an application for the spay/neuter program.
Local Low Cost Spay / Neuter Programs
Leftover Pets Inc.
Spay Georgia certificates must be purchased by mail with an order form obtained by calling (770) 662-4479. For more information check out www.spaygeorgia.org or call the information line at the previous number. leave your name and number so someone can return your call.
Leftover Pets operates a mobile low cost spay/neuter service. If you can't adopt, do your part to spay/neuter your own pets or neighborhood strays. For more information check out www.leftoverpets.org or call (706) 654-3291 or (800) 978-5226 to schedule an appointment.
Georgia Department of Agriculture Sterilization Fund
Funds are raised by the purchase of animal friendly license plates. Ask your Veterinarian for more information.
Hart County Humane Society
The Humane Society has a spay/neuter fund for Hart County families in need. Brochures can be obtained at our local veterinarian offices, at the Hart County library or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org