What’s the big deal with spay/neuter?
Did you know the pet overpopulation issue is a direct result of animals left unaltered? Spaying and neutering is helping to solve this issue. Here are some facts and resources for animal parents looking to have their furry friend spayed or neutered to prevent unplanned puppies or kittens.
- The pet overpopulation issue is a direct result of animals left unaltered.
- Thousands of homeless animals across the province end up in shelters.
- Spaying and neutering is a straightforward medical procedure with many health benefits. These include a reduction in the risk of developing certain cancers and illnesses.
- By eliminating the drive to reproduce, spaying or neutering can eliminate unwanted behaviours such as aggression, the desire to wander or escape, and inappropriate urination or marking.
- Clinics utilizing this spay/neuter model in the US have reduced shelter admissions and euthanasia by up to 70%!
- In 2014, Toronto Animal Services estimated there were 100,000 feral cats in Metro Toronto.
Visit your local high volume spay/neuter clinic, or your veterinarian, to book an appointment for your furry friend.
To find a veterinarian in your area, visit https://cvo.ca.thentiacloud.net/webs/cvo/register/
Spay/neuter services are also available through partnering organizations. See the list of organizations offering spay/neuter services at ontariospca.ca/spayneuter.
Spay it Forward
Change the future of animal wellness by donating the cost of a spay or neuter surgery for a cat/kitten or dog/puppy in our care. You can even send an e-card notifying a friend or family member of the gift you’ve made in their honour!
Thank you for doing your part to help Ontario’s animals!
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I stand behind SPCA with my monthly gift. I am so happy there are folks like you to care for those who can’t help themselves. My family and I have had animals all our lives and know what a comfort they are. Thank you SPCA.