Spaying and Neutering Programs
Choosing to spay or neuter is one of the single best decisions you can make, not only for the long-term welfare of your pet, but to also help stop pet over-population in the Tri-County area. Our foundation has developed a community program to help the lower income communities by offering low-cost and free spay/neuter assistance to Tri-County pet owners and community cat caregivers who can’t afford this surgery but will offer good homes and safe environments for the recipients of the program.
Spaying and neutering are done by veterinary-trained healthcare workers. This offers many health benefits and improves pet behavior in female and male pets.
Our foundation works with many of the non profit spay and neuter clinics, local veterinary clinics, and shelters. They offer only the best medical care to the pets to assure safe procedures are done.
They work with the caretakers of feral cat colonies and will help spay/neuter, vaccinate and ear notch these cats in order to keep these colonies at a manageable level. With the help of volunteers we will rescue cats and kittens from a life on the streets, or from our County Shelters and provide them with proper care, medical attention, as well as permanent, loving homes as part of our program affiliation with them.
Dr. Donna’s Pet Foundation is proposing to create a dedicated source of funding for free and low cost spay neuter surgeries, as well as other preventative programs which have been proven to end the killing of animals in the Tri-County Area.
10 reasons to spay and neuter your pet (according to the ASPCA)
- Female pets can live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying your pet before her first heat helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer.
- There are major health benefits for neutering your male pet.
To prevent testicular cancer, neuter your pet before six months of age.
- Spayed females won’t go into heat.
In heat female felines yowl and urinate more frequently – sometimes all over the house!
- Male dogs won’t want to roam away from home.
An intact male will try everything possible to escape and find a mate! Once free, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
- Neutered males are better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus more of their attention on their human families rather than spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house.
- Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Your pet will remain fit as long as you provide exercise and monitor food intake.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter and treatment when your un-neutered tom escapes.
Spaying and neutering your pet are good for the community.
Spaying and neutering reduces the number of animals that can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children.
- Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.
- Spaying and neutering help fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.