February is Spay & Neuter Awareness Month. Why is it important to spay or neuter your animals? Altering your pet can positively affect their health and behavior, their lifespan, and the overall population of homeless animals in the United States! The Love Pit encourages good humans everywhere to alter pets and help avoid the onslaught of puppies and kittens that overwhelm our shelters, especially in the warmer months.
It may seem annoying to pay to spay or neuter your pet, but the price of cancer treatments is much higher. When families can’t afford medical treatments, they often resort to surrendering their pet to a shelter in hopes that an adopted or rescue will help their pet. And as we saw earlier, the odds of a positive outcome for an animal in a shelter are not good.
When you consider the facts surrounding spay and neuter procedures, it’s tough to imagine why any pet owner would choose not to alter their furry family member!
We like to keep it positive around here, but facts are facts. When unaltered pets roam, they’re more likely to be stolen, hit by a car, attacked by a wild animal or involved in a dog fight. When faced with circumstances like these, many humans lack the resources to help their pet, resulting in the death of a beloved pet, or yet another animal surrendered to a shelter. Please think ahead and do not put your pet at risk. Spay and neuter your four-legged family member and keep them safe for years to come!