Be a Hero and Spay/Neuter Your Pets

Most of us don’t consider ourselves to be a hero. But each and every one of us has the potential to be one, by saving lives through the spaying or neutering of our pets.

Spay/neuter directly reduces the number of animals that lose their lives in our shelters and on our streets each year.

Not only does spaying and neutering help the ever growing homeless feral pet population, it is also healthier for your pet. An unspayed female pet is much more likely to develop mammary cancer and life threatening uterine infections with age, and un-neutered males are much more likely to grow tumors around the anus, develop prostate enlargement and cancer, AND they are more likely to roam following the scent of a female in heat up to a half mile away, leading to run-ins with cars and other needless tragedies.

Unspayed female cats will start going into heat with the onset of increasing daylight in early February and cycle in and out of heat until they are either bred or summer arrives which signals the end of breeding season. And because female cats ovulate immediately when they are bred, there is virtually a 100% conception rate meaning another 4-7 kittens on the street or in the woods. Our staff can discuss the appropriate age to spay your dog or cat.

Male tomcats can breed up to 30 times in one day during this breeding season which contributes immensely to the huge feral cat population in the Pittsburgh region, as well.

Nationwide, more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Think about that, 3 million cats and dogs. These animals are mostly healthy, loving pets that would have made terrific companions if given the chance. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 % effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and eliminates the problems before it begins.

Whether you are an animal lover or not, we are all impacted by pet over-population. According to the AVMA, the capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of homeless animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. Unwanted litters cost us money and time, but the animal pays the ultimate price with their life, simply because they are homeless.

Be a hero and help our country become a nation with NO MORE HOMELESS PETS AND HEALTHIER PETS by adopting a spayed or neutered pet dog, cat, or rabbit from our Pittsburgh area animal shelters and pet rescue organizations. Be a hero and have your pet spayed or neutered today.

PLEASE NOTE – The following pet foods have been recalled:

  • Hills Science Diet Tender Chunks Canned Cat Food (Pet stores) (Excess Iron)
  • HILLS PRESCRIPTION CD MULTICARE REDUCED CALORIE STRESS FORMULA FELINE DRY with the SKU 2742U and the exp. 09/2017 which are found on the bottom of the bag. Stop feeding and return to us for refund. (excess iron)
  • Fromm Family Gold Canned Dog (pet stores) (excessive Vit.D)
  • Small Batch Dog Treats – Frozen Duck Sliders (possible Salmonella and Listeria contamination)
  • Purina Pro Plan and Beneful Tub type moist dog foods – only some flavors (check with Purina Co. – insufficient Vitamin and Mineral Levels)
  • Carnivore Meat Co. Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entree (pet stores) (possible Salmonella contamination)

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