THERE ARE 7.6 MILLION COMPANION ANIMALS THAT ENTER THE SHELTER SYSTEM EVERY YEAR.
WHY SPAY AND NEUTER?
Sterilization (spaying and neutering) surgeries is the most common surgery we perform and prevents the perpetuation of pet overpopulation. A female cat can average 1-2 litters per year with 4-6 kittens in each litter and a dog can produce on average 1 litter of 4-6 puppies each year. Spaying your female cat or dog also has additional health benefits such as eliminating the change of ovarian and uterine tumors as well as removal of some uterine infections. It is ideal to spay your female prior to their first heat, between 3-6 months. Neutering male animals not only prevents the chance of impregnating females, but also decreases dominant tendencies, and eliminates the ricks of testicular and prostate tumors. We provide a pre-surgery examinations as well as pre-operative lab work on all surgical patients. This is critical in ensuring your pet's anesthesia goes as safely and smoothly as possible. We also closely monitor your pet during and after the surgery as well as give detailed after care instructions.
Statistics provided by ASPCA
BELLA IS TOO YOUNG TO BE A MOTHER. DON'T LET HER BECOME A STATISTIC!
There's no chivalry in knocking up your furry best friend and you don't want your entire paycheck going to paying 'puppy support.'
WHAT OTHER SURGERIES DO YOU PERFORM?
Soft tissue surgeries (procedures that are not related to the bone) can encompass all areas of the body and there are certain orthopedic surgeries are available. We have a network of surgeons that we can refer you to if it's indicative a more specialized surgery is required. Aside from routine sterilization, we regularly perform mass (tumor) removal, abdominal procedures, and surgical biopsies. A thorough exam and radiographs help us determine the best course of action to pursue in treating your companion.
Of the dogs entering the shelter system, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized, and 26% are returned back to their owners.
Of the cats entering the shelter system, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and 5% are returned back to their owners.
It is impossible to determine exactly how many stray animals there are in the United States, but estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
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