Here at Valley Animal Center, all our shelter animals are spayed and neutered. We see spaying and neutering as important to our animals’ health and well-being; it’s also how we help to decrease the stray population in the Central Valley.
If you didn’t know, the Central Valley’s high stray population rate directly contributes to our high animal euthanization rates as local animal control agencies are quickly overburdened.
Please consider spaying/neutering your pets, not just for their own health, but also to help the community at large!
Why should you spay or neuter your pet? There are many reasons!
- As we mentioned earlier, by spaying/neutering your pets and/or ferals, you are also helping to control the stray population of animals. Fresno’s stray population continues to rise over the years and we want to do our part in lessening the stray population.
- Spaying and neutering your cats/dogs can help prevent certain types of cancers, specifically cancers that affect the reproductive organs.
- Spayed/Neutered pets won’t have the urge to “roam” or go into “heat.” This applies to both males and females, and cats and dogs. The urge to mate can lead to potentially dangerous situations as your pets may get into fights with other animals. Your unspayed or unneutered pet, no matter how well trained, can also become difficult to control when they want to mate and this may lead to them bolting out into the streets and potentially getting hit by a car.
- Spaying/Neutering your pets means you won’t have any unexpected pregnancies. This is especially true if your pets are outdoor pets. We find it heartbreaking to see owners surrender or abandon their pets simply because their pet is pregnant and they can no longer afford the cost to care for a litter of animals.
Our low-cost clinic offers spay/neutering services for domestic pets and for feral strays, too! For full information and pricing, click HERE. Our spay/neuter services are always booked full very quickly so follow us on our social media to know when our next open dates are!
For more information about the benefits of spaying and neutering, you can check out these resources below: