Spaying or neutering your pet will give you the peace of mind that his or her puppies or kittens will never be euthanized in an animal shelter, experimented on in a testing facility, or die on the streets.

Approximately 4 million animals (that’s over 450 animals an hour) are humanely euthanized at animal shelters every year. These animals are not always strays that are born on the streets or pets that are sick, often they are the puppies and kittens of family pets.

Unfortunately these animals have to be euthanized because there are more dogs and cats entering shelters than there are people willing to provide loving homes for them. Even if you do find homes for your pet’s puppies or kittens, that means there are fewer homes available to take in other pets from shelters. Spaying or neutering is the only permanent method of birth control for dogs and cats.

Benefits for you and your pet:

Female pets that have been spayed do not go into heat. You won’t have the mess that comes with the female reproductive cycle or the boisterous, noisy male suitors. Spaying and neutering also reduces the risk of certain health problems, offering you more years with your beloved dog or cat.

Safe and effective:

Our licensed veterinarian will perform the spay or neuter operation while your pet is under anesthesia. We offer blood work before your pet’s surgery to ensure their body is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and monitor your pet the whole time they are at our hospital and throughout their surgery.

Our veterinary staff can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you. If you have a new puppy or kitten, don’t wait! Pets can become parents sooner than you think. We recommend spaying or neutering your pet as young as four months of age!

Financial assistance may be available

Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when you consider the benefits. It’s a small price to pay to make sure your pet’s offspring aren’t euthanized. For pets living in homes with limited income, reduced cost procedures may be available task management tool. Our Humane Society works hard to offer coupons that can help make spay and neuter services more affordable. Call Mohave County Animal Control to inquire about spay and neuter coupons (928)-753-2727.

Millions of pet deaths each year are a tragedy—but it can be solved. By spaying and neutering your pet, you can be an important part of the solution. Contact us today and be sure to let your family and friends know that they should do the same.

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