Spay and Neuter Information
One unspayed dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years! Many of these puppies are abandoned, allowed to roam the streets to continue the breeding cycle. Others are left at already overcrowded shelters. Nationally, only 25% of dogs at shelters are adopted. In California, over 250,000 dogs are euthanized each year. Spaying/neutering is a vital step in combating the issue of animal overpopulation and euthanasia.
There are other good reasons for spaying or neutering your dog(s):
- Prevents prostate and testicular cancer in your male dog.
- Reduces the rate of uterine and breast cancer (in bitches) when done before the first or second estrus cycle.
- Prevents Pyometra, a potentially fatal infection of the uterus in female dogs.
- Reduces inter-male aggression.
- Reduces dominance aggression towards people.
- Reduces roaming.
- Reduces “mounting” behavior and sexual frustration.
For referrals or discount vouchers call:
- Rover Rescue 310-379-0154
- SPAY USA 1-800-248-SPAY (low cost spay/neuter referrals)
- Pet Assistance Foundation 1-877-772-9738
- Animal Birth Control 310-539-3112
- SPCA LA 1-888-772-2521
- L.A. Animal Services 1-888-452-7381