Spay / Neuter

 

Every year, 8 million animals enter US shelters.  Half won’t make it out alive.

No animal deserves to become a statistic.  These innocent creatures deserve our respect, our care, and our compassion. 

 

At Tails of Hope, we wholeheartedly support, respect, and admire the tireless work of rescue groups who save animals from unimaginable cruelty and certain death, day in and day out.  But we know that, despite the valiant efforts of traditional rescues, it will never be enough.  Millions of dogs and cats will continue to die every day unless we do something about the huge number of unwanted, homeless animals.  We want to join the fight by tackling the problem at its source:  overpopulation.

 

We’re working to partner with rural shelters to ensure that every adopted animal is spayed or neutered before ever leaving the shelter.  We’ll be providing spay and neuter services to adopters at NO COST.  We’ll also be extending these services to the community that the shelter serves.

 

Did you know that just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years! In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!  Homeless pets often die harsh, lonely deaths when they freeze or starve to death, contract a deadly disease, or are killed by other animals or hit by cars.  Even if they make it to a shelter, the chance of them being euthanized is great.  But it doesn’t have to end this way! 

 

There are so many reasons to spay and neuter your pets:

  • On average, a spayed or neutered pet lives two or three years longer than an intact pet.

  • Neutering a male dog by six months of age prevents testicular cancer, prostate disease and hernias.

  • Spaying a female dog helps prevent uterine cancer and infections as well as breast cancer.

  • Intact males have a constant urge to roam and also to defend their territory, which can place your pet in danger.

  • Spaying your female pet will eliminate the mess of being in heat, and for male pets, will help decrease the urge to mark their territory through urination.

 

Spay and neuter procedures are safe and will help your pet lead a happier, healthier, and longer life!