Please know that our funds are ONLY for spay and neuter
situations. We do not have any funds for medical assistance or veterinary emergencies.
SPAY AND NEUTER SURGERY KEEPS YOUR PET HEALTHIER AND HELPS FIGHT OVERPOPULATION
- Longer, Healthier Lives.Spaying a female or neutering a male are performed under general anesthesia. The surgery can be done as early as eight weeks of age. The Pet Assistance Foundation is happy to help pet owners have litters of kittens and puppies spayed/neutered before going to their new homes. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering a male cat or dog before six months of age prevents testicular cancer and prostate disease. Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent breast cancer and pyometria (a life threatening infection of the uterus). Spaying/neutering your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Better Behavior in Males.Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. Males that are not neutered roam in search of a mate, risking injury in traffic, and in fights with other males. They mark their territory by spraying strong smelling urine in the house and outdoors. Male dogs may embarrass you by mounting behaviors. A neutered dog protects his home and family just as well as an unneutered dog, and many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
- Better Behavior in Females.Female cats in heat often cry incessantly and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house-advertising for mates. This can occur anywhere from three to fifteen days, three or more times a year. Female dogs generally have a bloody discharge for about a week, and can conceive for another week or so twice a year. Often, they attract unneutered males who spray urine around the females' homes and fight with other males. After spaying/neutering, animals are healthier, happier, and more affectionate. The home is much calmer and cleaner.
- Prevent Suffering.Every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them. Stray animals suffer greatly. They rarely survive for more than a few years on their own, often dying painfully by disease, abuse, starvation, freezing or being hit by cars. Many of these animals were dumped by owners who tired of them. Sterilized pets tend to live an average of two to three years longer than unsterilized pets. Your pet will not gain weight if you provide exercise and monitor food intake. Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries performed on animals. With a minimal amount of home care, your pet will resume normal behavior in a couple of days.