There are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pets, including population control, reduced unwanted behaviours, preventing reproductive disease as well as aiding in public health and safety.
One female cat can contribute up to 25 kittens in one year! One female dog can contribute to 21 puppies born in one year! Spaying and neutering is the best way to reduce this increase in population.
In Canada 18% of cats and 28% of dogs that were surrendered to shelters by their owners in 2011 were already spayed or neutered. This means that there is consistent pressure on a shelter to ensure animals are altered before going to their forever homes. To learn more about this, visit the Meow Foundation.
“But it’s so expensive to have your pet spayed/neutered.”
On PEI, Spay Aid provides spay/neuter assistance for Island residents in need.