Spay/Neuter

Why?

Did you know that nationwide only about 30% of dogs and less than 20% of the cats turned into animal shelters are adopted or turned over to other rescues? As a result over 4.5 million animals are euthanized every year because they do not have a home.  Most of these animals are young, healthy puppies and kittens that were the result of unintended and unwanted litters of household pets.

To prevent this needless waste of life, Rude Ranch supports an aggressive approach to spay/neuter, advocating the surgery for all household pets, barn cats, and strays in general. By preventing unwanted animals from being born, we will also reduce the strain on already tight agency and local budgets that must cover the cost of caring for and ultimately disposing of unwanted and homeless animals.

What is Spay/Neuter?

Spaying is the procedure used for female pets. Neutering refers to the procedure used for male pets. These are ways of providing birth control for dogs and cats by removing reproductive organs. Through spaying or neutering, you can help your pet have a happier, healthier and longer life. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia.

Spaying a female pet: Neutering a male pet:
Eliminates the heat cycle
Promotes longer, healthier lives
Reduces crying
Stops the bloody discharge
Reduces the incidence of a number of health
problems such as ovarian and mammary cancer
Stops the mating drive
Reduces the urge to roam
Reduces mounting
Can reduce spraying behavior
Eliminates testicular cancer and decreases
the incidence of prostate cancer

For either sex:

Spaying or neutering removes discomfort, distress and distraction, and frees your pet to enjoy time spent with you. Spaying and neutering helps all pets by reducing the number of dogs and cats condemned to die in shelters or live without homes and without love.

Where Can I Have My Pet Spayed/Neutered?

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue owns and operates a High Quality/Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic in Davidsonville, MD.
For more information, visit the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook.