Pet overpopulation is at crisis levels in Ontario. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on the streets or in shelters every year. Many homeless animals suffer neglect, abandonment and abuse. Spaying and neutering pets will reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. It can also reduce health risks, physical stress and improve behaviour. Fixed pets are also less likely to roam, reducing the risk of injury, accident and loss. Pet overpopulation contributes to the cycle of neglect and abuse. Even finding homes for kittens and puppies is challenging because there are more adoptable pets than willing, adoptive homes.
Fixing your pet should not result in weight gain if your pet receives a healthy diet and sufficient exercise.
Domesticated dogs and cats are completely dependent on humans. It is our responsibility as their guardians to ensure that the number of companion animals born does not exceed the number of available homes.
Spaying a female cat or dog before she goes into heat even once will greatly reduce her risk of developing mammary, ovarian and uterine cancer.
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