SPAYING AND NEUTERING 

The Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter promotes and supports spaying and neutering for all domestic pets.  Our goal is to spay and neuter every animal that comes into the shelter before it is adopted.  We sponsor low-cost spay and neuter clinics to help pet owners neuter their pets at a reduced cost.  If you are interested in making an appointmet at one of our Spay and Neuter Clinics, please call our   Spay and Neuter Coordinator  at 847-4060 or email  theaneys@mchsi.com .   

                                                                           DID YOU KNOW?

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO END THE SUFFERING?

Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.

SPAYING AND NEUTERING IS GOOD FOR YOUR PET!

Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat. Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle. Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

SPAYING AND NEUTERING IS GOOD FOR YOU! 

Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions. Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite. Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights. Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
 
SPAYING AND NEUTERING ARE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY! 

Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals. Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals. Stray pets and homeless animals get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger people who have no understanding of their misery or needs. Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when one considers its benefits. It's a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of more unwanted animals.

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore hime" - Derek Bruce
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