Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is imperative!

United States
April 28, 2008 9:10am CST
As a pet owner, it makes me sick when I think of all of the beautiful, sweet animals who are euthanized every year in animal shelters. Much of this agony could be eliminated if people would have their animals spayed or neutered early-by 4 months old. I have read about volunteers who just cry every day the animals are euthanized. I know it can be expensive, but there are vets and organizations who will do it for free or a nominal fee. I really think that if a person can't afford to spay or neuter a pet, then they should NOT have one. Free puppies/kittens shoiuld not be considered free, but a lifetime committment of care-which includes spaying/neutering. I'll bet all of us have seen signs along the road saying 'Free Puppies' or 'Free Kittens'?
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@kieungoc (232)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I agree. I didn't even know about getting your animals fixed until I had my first cat. Especially so early. My husband mentioned it one day and we just put it off. One thing was the cost, but we had help. Then one night, we realized she was in heat and kept her inside. You should have seen her! She letting out this weird purr and her butt was up in the air. She spent the whole time in the basement rubbing up against the window because there were male cats outside purring at her! It was so weird. Well, I have to say thanks to the person who helped us out with the cost. I can't remember her name...............
• United States
29 Apr 08
Too bad you don't even remember her name.............she performed a great service to the cat population.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I SO agree. I basically have no nieghbors and so at times it is a dumping ground for unwanted or stray animals. I am always trying to find homes for these poor animals. Some have been abused. The last time someone dropped off 4 dogs and I found homes for 2 of them, with careful screening, and then a rescue group drove an hour and a half to get the other two. He gave them a shot as soon as he had them in the caring crates in the truck. He said that if he had talked to me 15 minutes later, he would have had no room at the shelter that he works for. He has a very high rating for rehoming after the pets have been picked up and checked out. There is a vet that donates all of his time to check out the animals.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I adopted my kittens from an animal shelter and one of the rules was they had to be spayed or nuetered before you could take them home. My kittnes were only 3 months old whenI got them and they had already spayed them. I have two female kittnes and I will not have to worry about having more kittnes around! Quote the price is right "Control the pet population have your pets spayed or neutered" I agree.
28 Apr 08
I agree it is only fare on the animals. For more help on spaying visit the spay USA website