Pets are Family, Too!"
Shaw's Ridge Road
Sanford, Maine 04073
Spay/ Neuter Your Pet?
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 stop the
Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying
and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and
The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered
is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying
a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer
and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and
prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate
and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.
Good for You, Your Pet, and the Community Prevent A Litter -
It's Good for You
* Spayed and neutered pets are better, more affectionate, companions.
* Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.
* Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates its heat cycle, which can
last twenty-one days, twice a year, in dogs, and anywhere from three
to fifteen days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in
heat often cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted
* Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to bite. Unaltered animals
often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those
that have been spayed or neutered. Prevent a Litter - It's Good
for Your Pet
* Spayed and neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
* Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of uterine
or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer.
* Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the incidence of prostate
* Neutered animals are less likely to roam and fight.
Litter - It's Good for the Community
* Communities spend millions of dollars to control and eliminate
unwanted animals. Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem
of dog bites and attacks. Animal shelters are overburdened
with surplus animals.