There are so many misconceptions about spaying/neutering. However, it is a simple procedure that is performed every single day. Simply put, it is irresponsible to have an unaltered dog. It is less healthy for your dog, increases the incidence of aggression and risk of an â€œaccidental litterâ€. Only ONE out of every SIX HUNDRED pit bulls will find a lifelong home. Why create more, or even take the risk?
Itâ€™s not a nasty word. Neutered dogs are far healthier and better natured than their non-neutered counterparts. The #1 dog most likely to BITE is an UN-NEUTERED MALE.
The best gift you can give your four-legged friend. She will certainly thank you for it.
Spaying and Neutering doesnâ€™t have to be expensive. If you canâ€™t afford it, there are programs out there to help you. Try your local humane society or animal shelter to see if there are assistance programs. Check out SPAY USA and Friends of Animals and see if there is a low cost vet in your area. If you own a pit bull, check out PBRC, they have a listing of low cost spay/neuter programs and also offer financial assistance to get your pit bull altered.
What exactly is Neutering and Spaying? It is a surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs of both the male and female dog. Spaying is the correct term for females and Neutering is the term for males. Neutering can be used for both. Sterilized animals have better temperaments than un-sterilized animals and are less likely to bite. Altering your pets is good for the community as there is a huge surplus of companion animals that must be destroyed. By altering your pet, you arenâ€™t contributing to this problem.
Neutering your pet wonâ€™t make it fat or lazy (you will â€“ they canâ€™t open the refrigerator). The only personality changes will be positive. Your dog will be less aggressive and more affectionate. For those of you who think your dog needs to experience sex â€“ you are reading too much into this and over identifying with your dog and thatâ€™s just plain silly.
Miracle of Birth: If you want your children to experience the miracle of birth, buy the movie. For every puppy you bring into the world, one dies in a shelter. It is a fact. If you want your children to experience the miracle of life â€“ why donâ€™t you foster a litter of puppies from the shelter and save their lives. Share the miracle of changing a life in a positive way and making a commitment to improving a life already here in the world.
-Courtesy of Annabelleâ€™s Second Chance Pit Bull Rescue