The Importance of Having Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

Did you know an unspayed female cat and her mate can produce 2.5 litters per year? Over ten years, that’s over 11,000,000 cats!

Ever summer, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is inundated with cats. As many as seven litters, with a litter being 3 – 5 kittens each, can come through our doors in just one day. We urge cat owners to get their pets spayed or neutered now and help avoid the population explosion later.

Despite popular myth, altering your pet does not cause them to become lethargic, fat or change their personality. In fact, spaying and neutering has life-long health benefits for your pet – and you get a better behaved furry friend.

Your female cat will live a longer, healthier life with reduced risk of cancer.
• Your male cat won’t want to roam away from home.
• Finding those adorable kittens new homes isn’t as easy as you think.
• Your neutered male will be less prone to biting/fighting and more affectionate.

The stray and homeless animals that arrive here at SCRAPS are not the offspring of “street” animals—these are the kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds. Help us reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals in Spokane. Spay or neuter your pet – It’s the only cure for Spring Fever!

 

Source – SCRAPS Hope Foundation

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