The spay neuter decision for your dogs and cats is an important one for pet owners. It is important to understand the impact of the decision as animal lovers who value your pets.
It happens in Pinellas and Pasco County
In some states, up to 300,000 homeless animals are euthanized in animal shelters every year. The animals that are not adopted, and must be euthanized are not always the offspring of homeless “street” animals. Often, they are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and include purebreds.
Dr. Al Paredes, spay neuter vet at Day and Evening Pet Clinic in Palm Harbor, Florida reminds us that, “In every community in Pinellas County and Pasco County, there are many homeless animals. In the United States, the estimated number of homeless animals that enter animal shelters each year is 6-8 million. Only about half of these animals are adopted. Unfortunately, the other half is euthanized. These are healthy, good natured pets that would have made great companions for families or those who live alone.”
Without spay neuter your pet’s offspring could become shelter animals
“Too many people believe that their pet’s puppies or kittens would never become homeless shelter animals,” says Dr. Al Paredes, “but the sad reality is that each time the family dog visits the neighbor’s female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat returns home pregnant once again, the result is another litter of dogs or cats. Even if the puppies or kittens are placed into homes, they can end up in an animal shelter if they become difficult to handle, or can reproduce and their offspring can wind up homeless.”
It is a real tragedy that more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters in the United States each year.
You can be part of the solution
Spay neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
Veterinarian Dr. Al Paredes said, “These millions of pet deaths each year are a needless misfortune. By spaying and neutering your pet, you can be an important part of the solution. Contact Day and Evening Pet Clinic today for an appointment to find out about our low cost spay neuter services for your dog or cat and be sure to let your family and friends know that they should do the same.”
Our pet clinic offers low cost spay neuter vet services for Pinellas and Pasco County – Get discount coupons for spay neuter and vaccines at http://www.spavet.com or call us at 727-785-7200.
Serving Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey Florida with low cost spay neuter services.