Why spay/neuter?

Happier cats, happier owners

Fixing cats curbs the unwanted behaviors of randy felines looking for love. Spayed females no longer go into heat, which ends yowling, escape attempts and throngs of loitering male suitors. Neutered males are less likely to mark their territory with urine spray and to wander. Most importantly, spayed/neutered cats help prevent feline lives lost to overpopulation.

Healthier cats, longer lives

Spaying helps prevent breast cancer and rules out uterine and ovarian cancer in females. Neutered males benefit from a reduced risk of hernias, perianal tumors and prostate problems while being free of testicular cancer risk. Neutering lessens a male’s roaming tendency, keeping him safely close to home and helping to cut down the spread of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), an untreatable syndrome spread most commonly by tomcats fighting over breeding territory and lady cats. 

For more information on spay and neuter surgeries, please visit our partners OAR, UCAN and FACE.

 

 

Benefits of Spay/Neuter

  • No roaming, yowling or spraying
  • No stressful reproductive cycles
  • Less territorial fighting
  • Lower risk for serious health conditions