It’s Raining Cats & Dogs – Spay & Neuter
1+1= 2,107? We have checked the math and yes, we’re sure!
In as little as four years intact male and female cats can produce up to 2,107 offspring! If the thought of 2,107 kitties roaming your home is problematic, continue reading to learn more.
Becoming sexually mature at the age of just six months is a concern for any responsible pet owner. To make matters worse, unaltered male cats are capable of fathering hundreds of offspring in a single year! Knowing a little about your animal’s reproductive functions, and taking action, can save you the hassle and heartbreak of having unwanted pets on your hands.
So What Can I Do?
The answer is a simple one, if your companion animal remains intact, seek out certified veterinary assistance to resolve the matter. Wise owners know that responsibility costs money, so be sure to avoid taking in animals if you cannot afford to give them standard medical attention. Finally, qualifying for the Humane Society of Sheboygan County’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) may provide you with the ability to properly care for your companions when on a tight budget.
The advantages don’t stop at controlling reproduction. Spaying and neutering your beloved animals also provides;
- Safety from the numerous possibilities of cancers associated with reproductive organs in female cats.
- A reduction in your cat’s urge to wander.
- Discouraging marking behaviors in your home.
- Lowering of a male cat’s urge to fight (additionally lowering his likelihood of being injured).
One of the top causes of homeless canines and felines is unwanted reproduction. Luckily, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County has found yet another way to serve the four-legged community of Sheboygan County. Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program provides our community with affordable access to many necessary veterinary services such as spays and neuters for dogs and cats alike, in addition to a multitude of vaccines and tests. To learn more, visit the Programs and Services page on our website and select the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) link.