Have you spayed or neutered your pet? Did you know that by spaying or neutering your pet you’re actually getting a happy and healthier pet? Seattle Humane offers several different options for spay and neuter procedures.
Coming up on Wednesday, August 19th we are offering $5 male cat neuter surgeries and $15 female cat spay surgeries to low income families. Make an appointment and bring your feline into Seattle Humane to take advantage of these discounts for one day only!
If you can’t make it to our Feline Fix, we offer other affordable spay and neuter services year-round. Learn more about all of our low-cost spay and neuter opportunities.
Spaying and neutering pets prevents animals from being born accidentally, and is the most effective and humane way to save animals lives. If you’re still wondering why you should spay or neuter your pet, here are some reasons:
- You get a healthier pet. Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to roam away from home, get injured in fights or get lost. They live twice as long and are less likely to develop breast, uterine, ovarian, prostate or testicular cancers. This means lower medical bills.
- You get a happier family member. Spay/neutered pets are freed from the constant need to roam and seek out mates. Their personalities do not change. They are calmer because they are more focused on being a loving member of their caregiver family. And with adequate daily exercise and a reasonable diet, they don’t get fat.
- Your pet can relax and smell the roses. Spayed females and your family avoid the annoyance of serenading would-be suitors – screaming and howling throughout the day and into the night. Altered animals are less territorial, less likely to fight and less likely to bite. Walking your pet becomes a lot safer.
- Your pet and your house will be cleaner. Spayed females will not have heat cycles that soil your rugs and furniture. And neutered males are less likely to mark furniture and rugs with urine. This means less special cleaning bills.
- Spaying or neutering your pet is a good investment. It will cost you more to care for one litter of puppies or kittens created by your family pet. Even a responsible breeder rarely breaks even or makes money by selling dogs or cats. And once you multiply the increased food, basic supplies, veterinarian and advertising costs to find homes for the animals, the cost of altering your pet will look like a very smart investment.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.The high numbers of pets are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
Do your part to help fight the overpopulation of homeless pets and make your furry friend a happier and healthier part of your family!
Make an appointment today for Seattle Humane’s Feline Fix on Wednesday, August 19th!