Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives
Pet overpopulation is a reality in Yamhill County, as it is all over the United States. There are more cats and dogs than there are available adoptive homes and, as a result, healthy and adoptable animals are still regularly euthanized in US shelters. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that of “3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes.”
Spay/neuter programs are a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation and help healthy, adoptable cats and dogs find families to love and care for them. Please be part of the solution, and spay and neuter your pets.
Spay and Neutering Helps Pets Be Healthier and Happier
If you own or care for a dog or cat, the decision to spay or neuter is one of the most significant health decisions you will make for them. Spay and neuter are routine veterinary surgeries that have a short recovery time. Spaying a cat or dog removes the ovaries and uterus of a female animal; neutering removes the testicles of a male animal.
In addition to preventing unwanted litters, these procedures offer additional benefits to improve a pet’s health and behaviors. See the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund (OSNF) list of Top 10 Reasons to Spay & Neuter.