. Since 1986, speaking for those who can't speak for themselves.

Additional Benefits:

Your community will also benefit. Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern in many places. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association

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 be a public health hazard.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association

 Spay\Neuter Facts:

15 dogs and 45 cats are born for every person that is born.

Only 4 out of 50 dogs will be in homes that last their lifetime.

Only 1 in 9 cats and dogs born in the US will find a home at all.  The rest will be euthanized because nobody wants them.

3-4 million companion animals are put to death in shelter each year in America because they have no homes.

90 % of the millions of cats killed on our roads each year were not spay or neutered.

80% of dogs hit by vehicles each year are un-neutered males.

One female and one male cat and their offspring can produce 1728 kittens in just 3 years, 420,000 in 7 years.

One female and one male dog and their offspring can produce 512 puppies in just 3 years, 67,000 in 6 years.

Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter:

It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion  animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans.They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.

Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life.

Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years.

Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer,

perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.

Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and

decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that

as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been

shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome is spread

by bites and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Even though several factors contribute to pet overpopulation, PFA's first priority is to reduce birth rates by providing assistance to pet owners needing help in getting the spay/neuter surgery done.  Since 15 dogs and 45 cats are born for every human born, we cannot overcome the problem by rescuing them one at a time.  Spaying and Neutering saves lives!

Why should you have your pet spayed or neutered? 

Benefits of Spaying:

1.  No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted

2.  Less desire to roam

3.  Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated,

especially if done before the first heat cycle

4.  Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies

5.  Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Benefits of Neutering:

1.  Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking

2.  Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents

3.  Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease

4.  Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies

5.  Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites

6.  Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives