Spaying or neutering your pet is an important, but necessary decision to make. It helps keep animals out of shelters, helps your pet live longer, and more importantly, protects innocent lives from being euthanized.
With full local shelters, it is clear that pet overpopulation in Oklahoma is real.
- Dogs in the shelter are not the offspring of homeless “street” animals—these are puppies and kittens of cherished family pets, even purebreds. In the United States, there are an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals entering shelters every year. Half are adopted, and tragically, the other half (three million or more) are euthanized. These healthy, sweet pets want to be great companions.
- Many people don’t think their house cat or dog will end up having kittens or puppies. The reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor’s female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back pregnant, the result is a litter without a place to go.
- Spaying and neutering is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and it is available at a low cost to Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma pet owners at the Oklahoma Humane Society Spay + Neuter Clinic.
- It is the healthy thing to do for your pet. Fixing your pet can give them a longer life by reducing the chance for cancer and other diseases.
There are many other reasons to fix your pet including behavior and other health benefits.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you can be an important part of the solution. Call and book your appointment at the Oklahoma Humane Society Spay + Neuter Clinic by calling 405-947-SPAY (7729) or book your appointment online.
The Oklahoma Humane Society offers low cost spaying and neutering for pets.
To contact the Oklahoma Humane Society Spay + Neuter Clinic, call 405-947-7729; or visit the clinic page for more information.