Why Spay or Neuter?

In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. The Cleveland area shelters struggle to support the huge number of accidental litters, strays and family pets brought to the shelter doors every day. Spaying and neutering your pets will help stem this flow.

One unspayed dog or cat can have as many as 10 unwanted births in the first breeding season. Do you really have that many friends? Every home found for one of your pet’s offspring takes a home away from an animal waiting in a shelter.

Animals that have been spayed and neutered are often better behaved and have a calmer personality. Neutered males are less likely to urinate as a form of marking their territory, have less tendencies to roam, and tend to be less aggressive; spayed females do not go into heat, where they urinate frequently and often yowl to attract males.

According to a May 2013 USA Today report, neutered male dogs live 18% longer than un- neutered male dogs and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs. (source)

Spaying/Neutering your pets is good for you, good for your pets, and good for the community. See why the Humane Society agrees.

For more information about spay/neuter consult your veterinarian who is always the best source of information in matters regarding the health of your pet.

CCLAS partners with the City of Lakewood to assure all cats are spayed and neutered before adoption and encourages all Lakewood residents that if they have pets, to fix them now!