It’s easy to think that it takes too much time to spay or neuter pets but when compared to the time and energy it will take to manage unwanted litters, the investment to spay or neuter a pet is relatively small.
The truth is, spaying or neutering pets saves lives.
We know that any kind of medical service for a pet can be expensive. That is why we offer very affordable spay/neuter clinics through local veterinarian clinics once a month. Most rescues pay a small percentage of the procedure leaving the rest to the pet owner to pay. At Rosco P. Coal Train’s Community Outreach, we do the opposite. We pay the majority of the cost for the spay or neuter surgery and only a small portion is left for the pet owner.
Failure to spay or neuter a pet can result in long-term health problems related to repeated pregnancies. It also leads to many unwanted puppies and kittens, many which get dumped or even killed.
Here are some statistics from the Humane Society that demonstrate how important it is to alter your pet:
- Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year. 3
- Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4–6
- In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.
- Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
- Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6–10
- In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.