Spay/neuter is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These routine medical procedures not only reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing in a cat or dog, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life. Spaying or neutering is unlikely to change a pet’s temperament, basic personality or levels of playfulness and general activity. However, it can reduce the incidence of some behavioral issues, especially sexual behaviors, such as mounting, howling and the urge to roam. And despite what some believe, pets show no signs of “missing” mating or breeding. The word “spay” refers to the sterilization of female pets. The term “neuter,” while more commonly used to refer to the castration of male pets, can be used to describe the sterilization of either female or male pets through the removal of reproductive organs. Sterilization directly impacts the number of animals who are killed in our nation’s shelters by reducing the number of pets entering shelters and freeing up homes for homeless pets who are already born. By getting your pet fixed, together we can Save Them All.
We view spay/neuter as one of the keys to achieving our mission of ending the killing in the nation’s shelters, and our work reflects that view. Here are just a few of the things Baja Dog Rescue is doing to increase the number of animals being spayed and neutered:
1. Spaying and Neutering all dogs at the age of 6 months
2. Promoting the benefits of spay and neuter
3. Giving free and low cost vouchers so that dogs can be fixed 6 days a week from 8-6PM, 365 days a year
4. Handing cash bonus for fixing your pet
5. Giving gasoline or taxi money so that people can take their dog(s) to be fixed
6. Promoting and offering free and/or low cost health checks prior to the dog(s) being fixed
7. Offering free dog food as a added benefit/bonus to fixing your dog
Please let us know if you know of anyway we can help increase the awareness that dogs and cats need to be spay/neutered to help with pet overpopulation and email firstname.lastname@example.org.