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Why spay or neuter your pet? – CARE of South Bend

CARE of South Bend is working to create a community, with an emphasis on population control, where no animal of reasonable health or temperament is euthanized simply because he or she does not have a home.

Why spay or neuter your pet?

Why spay or neuter your pet?Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.

Spaying eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to owner frustration. Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the breeding instinct and can have a calming effect, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home.

Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer.

Spay and neuter saves lives!

Local resources for spay and neuter

South Bend/St. Joseph County is fortunate to have the Pet Refuge ABC Clinic.
The ABC Clinic is Michiana’s first and only low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

To learn more please visit: http://petrefugeabcclinic.com/

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