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Spaying and Neutering

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Spaying and Neutering

What you need to know about

Facts

Myths

It is unnatural to interfere with an animal's reproductive cycle

Humans created an overpopulation crisis when we interfered with nature to domesticate dogs and cats. We must now take responsibility for solving this crisis.

It's healthier for a female to have one litter before she is spayed.

A female should ideally be spayed before her first estrus cycle. Early-age spaying greatly reduces the likelihood of mammary tumors, uterine infections, and unplanned pregnancy.

Males don't need to be neutered since females have the litters.

Unaltered males are half of the homeless problem. In fact, all it takes is one intact male to impregnate several females

A female dog or cat only comes into heat once a year.

Dogs go into heat, which lasts about 3 weeks, once or twice a year. Cats experience heat every 34 weeks from spring through fall, starting as young as 4 months.

Spaying or neutering is expensive

Spaying or neutering actually saves you money. The cost is less than major surgeries/treatments that may be needed if your animal is left unaltered

Don't Delay, Neuter or Spay

We're here to help


You can purchase a certificate from Friends of Animals that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery at any of FoA’s participating veterinary hospitals.


You can do it online right here:


Or you can call us at 1-800-321-7387

The prices for our low-cost certificates are:

Female Cat $65.00
Male Cat $51.00
Female Dog $90.00
Male Dog $64.00