Why Spay or Neuter?

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Animals that haven't been spayed or neutered are more likely to roam. Female dogs and cats attract males from great distances when they go into heat. Some animals get hit by cars while searching for mates. Many others are lost, stolen, injured in fights, or end up in pounds. Both male and female animals are at risk. Keeping animals inside doesn't guarantee safety. Accidental escapes occur, and animals who haven't been spayed or neutered that don't reach potential mates may develop stress-related health and behavior problems.

Sterilizing companion animals is important to ensure they won't contribute to the homeless animal population. Spaying is the removal of a female animal's ovaries and uterus. Neutering is the removal of a male's testicles.

Health benefits

Spaying or neutering eliminates or significantly decreases the risk of developing certain health problems

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Cats

Spaying and neutering can help protect cats from:

Male

  • Abcesses
  • Testicular cancer

Female

  • Uterine cancer
  • Pyometra
Dogs

Spaying and neutering can help protect dogs from:

Male

  • Testicular tumors and cancer
  • Prostate problems
  • Perennial hernias
  • Adenomas
  • Other skin and glandular growths

Female

  • Pyometra
  • Mammary gland cancer
  • Uterine cancer

P.A.W.S. of Georgina

P.A.W.S. of Georgina

P.A.W.S. of Georgina promotes the spaying or neutering of your pet to help reduce the unwanted animal population. They also encourage owners to properly identify and licence pets and provide for its health and vaccinations to ensure its safety. P.A.W.S. provides spay/neuter rebates to all Georgina residents. This is a one-time rebate per animal for each animal in the household. P.A.W.S. has helped hundreds of animals find loving homes or, in cases of wildlife, help network them to medical assistance and rehabilitation facilities.

P.A.W.S. educates the public by providing animal information and welfare tips through public seminars, school visits and community events. To learn more about P.A.W.S of Georgina visit their website.