February 24, 2015

National Spay Day: Why should you spay or neuter your pet?

Most pet parents have heard about the importance of spaying or neutering, but may be curious about why this is so heavily promoted, especially within the rescue world. The simple fact that millions of animals are euthanized every day from unwanted or accidental litters, and that this could be easily prevented is one huge reason that makes spaying and neutering "worth it". In one year, one female cat and her offspring could produce 60,000 cats! One female dog and her offspring can produce 11,000 dogs in one year! The staff and volunteers of Amazon CARES work hard to prevent the cycle of unwanted animals through our animal birth control campaigns.

Four times a year, Amazon CARES recruits volunteers and veterinary professionals from around the world to assist with mobile clinics in remote villages throughout the Amazon Basin. In 2013, 800 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered by Amazon CARES, and even more were fixed in 2014! Donate today to help us spay dogs and cats in Peru.

What exactly does it mean to get my pet "spayed" or "neutered"? 

Why is it important to spay or neuter your pet? 

Find more great, short videos on the World Spay Day website.

If you are worried about the cost of fixing your pet, there are many low-cost clinics around the United States and around the world that make it very affordable. Sometimes rescues are able to help with the cost, and sometimes clinics even offer free fixing for dogs, such as pit bulls. Click here for spay/neuter resources in the United States. Click here for spay/neuter resources internationally.

Be sure to check back on the blog on Thursday for a post about the common myths around spaying/neutering!

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