Spay and Neuter
Surgical sterilization of your pet is an important part of controlling the number of unwanted animals that ultimately end up in shelters and are often euthanized.
The procedure can also help prevent some medical and behavioral problems. It does not, however, change the unique personality of your pet.
Pet “overpopulation” encompasses two primary factors:
- Allowing cats and dogs to reproduce with little chance to find homes for the offspring, and
- Pets being relinquished by owners who can no longer keep their animals, or who no longer want them.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in our nation’s animal shelters because there are more pets than there are responsible homes for them.
Until this issue is resolved, OK Humane – Northeast believes that all cats and dogs adopted from public or private animal care and control facilities should be spayed or neutered (i.e., sterilized).
OK Humane – Northeast also supports the passage of laws and regulations mandating that all cats and dogs adopted from public or private animal care and control facilities be sterilized.
The most important part of preventive health care for pets is the wellness examination and vaccinations. Exams can help identify and treating medical problems early is much less stressful to your pet and less expensive for you.
Vaccinations are also an important part of preventive health care.
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