Why Spay or Neuter?

Spaying (for female pets) and neutering (for male pets) are safe, routine surgeries that prevent animals from breeding. 

Altering your pet can result in health and behavior benefits, such as:

  • Reduces or eliminates the risk of some types of cancers.
  • Eliminates undesirable behaviors such as fighting, spraying and roaming.
  • Reduces inter-dog aggression, making walks and dog parks more fun.

Altering your pet to prevent the births of unwanted litters reduces the number of animals killed in shelters. One un-spayed cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years. 

Pets do not become less protective of their guardians as a result of being spayed or neutered.

Dogs and cats can be spayed or neutered at 5 months of age or older.