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!

The Benefits of Spay & Neuter
Courtesy of 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

Spaying or neutering your pet doesn’t have to break the bank, and it’s well worth the cost. Check out the following clinics dedicated to ending pet overpopulation:

Beesley Foundation Spay & Neuter Clinic
2215 Keeneland Commercial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
(615) 890-6878
www.beesleyhumane.org

Fix For Life Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
511 W. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 453-2349
www.fixforlife.com

Snip & Tip Feral Cat Clinic
Lebanon, TN
(615) 444-8299
www.newleashonline.com

Wally’s Friends Spay & Neuter Clinic
155 Unaka Street
Red Bank, TN 37415
(423) 877-9966
www.wallysfriends.com

Spay & Neuter Mobile Clinics

Rover Mobile Spay Station
Provided by the Nashville Humane Association
Nashville, TN
(615) 352-4030
www.nashvillehumane.org/spayneuter

The Spay Station
Provided by New Leash On Life
Lebanon, TN
(615) 444-1196
www.newleashonline.com

Spay & Neuter Assistance Programs

People For Animals
Franklin, TN
(615) 794-8925
www.peopleforanimals.net

Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare (SAAW)
Nashville, TN
(615) 474-8390
www.fixyourpet.org

Sumner Spay/Neuter Alliance
(615) 452-0529
Offers free pet transport from Sumner County to Fix for Life clinic in Wilson County

Spay & Neuter Educational Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
www.avma.org

Companion Animals Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT)
www.vet.utk.edu/cait

Pet Compassion
www.petcompassion.com/spayneuter/index.html

Spay USA
www.spayusa.org

Tennessee Animal Resource Center (TN ARC)
www.spayitforwardtn.org