This blog today is very need and dear to my heart. As I sit here and scan the internet or Facebook and see so many dogs and cats that are in need homes. There are so many animals that are in shelters all over the country, it just breaks my heart. I see missing dogs and missing cats too but that is another story that I will blog about some other time. Why is it that people can not just take their pet and get it spayed or neutered. You don’t have to go to a veterinary office to do this if you don’t have the money. It is very expensive to go to the vet’s office. However, if you look around your area there are many low cost spay and neuter clinics. These clinics are more than half the price to have your pet ” fixed”.
I had one of pet sitting clients who had just gotten a puppy say to me one day ” I am afraid to bring my dog to the clinic get spayed” I asked “why”? The reply was ” well I am afraid they are not as qualified to do this as my vet.” Well let me just inform you on this one The low cost spay and neuter clinics probable does heck of lot more spay and neuters than your vet does. I mean think about it, That is just about ALL they do ALL day long. That is their specialty. I would rather take my pet there because they have MORE experience. Makes sense now huh?
The most important thing to know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. In every community in the U.S. there are animals sitting in animal shelters waiting for homes. Only about half of those dogs and cats will ever get one. The other half will be euthanized.
Sadly, each year in the US more than 15 million dogs and cats are euthanized because of overpopulation.
Sterilizing dogs and cats not only reduces animal companion overpopulation, homelessness and euthanasia, but also benefits individual cats and dogs, their guardians and society at large.
For years it was believed that the best age at which to neuter and spay animals was six months.
No conclusive controlled studies have ever been done to determine the best age to neuter dogs and cats. On the other hand, current research does show that spaying before the first heat prevents the development of mammary gland tumors.
Since females can go into heat as young as four months of age, they should be spayed before then to receive that protection.
What You Can Do:
- Please spay and neuter your animal companions to reduce overpopulation and urge others to do the same. If you are in need of discounted services, see the list below for information on finding a service in your area.
- Never buy a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store. Instead, save a life by adopting a homeless animal from your Local rescue or adoption group.
Change begins with YOU!
Below is a list of Low-Cost Spay and Neuter clinics for you share with your friends and family. We could all saw a lot of money if we take our pets there to have them “fixed”
The first one I have listed here is the one in Monroe NC. It is a fairly new clinic and MUCH need in our area. Also, my best friend works there.
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If you need any help in bringing your pet to the shelter because you don’t have the time. Call Love and Kisses Pet Sitting. We will do whatever you need to help you get your pet spay or neutered. 704-7639857