The Spay & Neuter Solution
Why spay and neuter? Because there isn’t enough room for all of the pets that crowd our nation’s shelters. Because every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in America. Puppies and kittens that have no place to go. Because as long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the pets brought into our world. And because, as a result, the ASPCA estimates that between six and nine million pets will be put to death in shelters this year.
When you spay or neuter your pet, you give shelter pets a greater chance at life. And you stop the cycle that’s killing far too many innocent cats and dogs.
Explore the information below for a better understanding of how spay & neuter can help your pet, your community and America’s pet overpopulation crisis... then check out our resources at the bottom to schedule a spay or neuter for your pet today!
Some Benefits of Spay and Neuter (As provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
According to the AVMA, prevention of unexpected litters, reduced incidences of some cancers and reproductive diseases, and prevention and amelioration of certain undesirable behaviors have been documented as benefits to spaying and neutering dogs and cats.
According to the AVMA, the capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. As a potential source of rabies and other less serious diseases, they can also be a public health hazard. Even if you find homes for all of your pet’s puppies or kittens, there is no guarantee that they won’t wind up in shelters or on the streets as so many of our nation’s animal do—so spaying and neutering can help cut down on the number of unwanted animals.
According to the AVMA, spaying and neutering is an important part of effective population control programs, and may benefit individual dogs and cats if performed at the appropriate time. However, as with all medical procedures, there may be certain risks involved. Get the facts at www.avma.org.
Spay & Neuter Clinics in the Middle Tennessee Area
Spaying or neutering your pet doesn’t have to break the bank, and it’s well worth the cost! Check out the following high-quality, low-cost clinics dedicated to ending pet overpopulation by making spay and neuter affordable.
Beesley Foundation Spay + Neuter Clinic
2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Fix For Life Spay + Neuter Clinic
511 W. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
Middle TN Spay + Neuter Clinic
846 Union Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Pet Community Center Spay + Neuter Clinic
Scheduled to open spring 2014
*Also spays/neuters feral (free roaming) cats!*
Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance
1033 union School Road
Gallatin, TN 37066
Spay & Neuter Mobile Units
Rover Mobile Spay Station
Provided by the Nashville Humane Association
The Spay Station
Provided by New Leash On Life
Spay & Neuter Assistance Programs
People For Animals
Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW)
Spay & Neuter Educational Resources