In just seven years, one unspayed cat and her offspring can produce over 450,000 cats (average litter of three, twice a year). In seven years, one dog and her offspring can produce over 4,000 dogs (average litter of 4, once a year)! 8,009
You can help stop the cycle:
- Have your own pet spayed or neutered.
- Encourage friends, family and neighbours to have their animals spayed and neutered.
- Sponsor the spaying and neutering of a shelter animal.
- Volunteer to do adoption follow-up at your BC SPCA shelter to ensure people who have adopted animals have complied with the spay/neuter requirement in their adoption agreement.
No. Your pet will actually benefit from spaying or neutering, because he or she will lead a healthier and longer life. Pets become fat and lazy as a result of overeating and a lack of exercise, not from spaying or neutering. Furthermore, spaying a female eliminates the possibility of her developing uterine and/or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the chance of breast cancer. Neutering a male eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.