This reblog applies also 2 pet rabbits
Do you love lists? I do. These lists will convince you of the health and welfare benefits to of spay and neuter for our pets. In many counties and cities in the USA free or low-cost shelter or Vet clinics are available. Don’t let cost block you from helping your pets stay healthy. This organization FACE Foundation saves dogs and cats lives by paying for spay and neuter costs when pet parents cannot pay for them. What a good service to spread the word for!
Reasons to spay & neuter dogs & cats
When you spay and neuter your pets you are doing your part in helping to decrease the huge number of unwanted puppies and kittens that end up in animal shelters each year. Fixing your pet also has many health and behavior benefits for male and female dogs and cats. Here is a run-down of the benefits of spay and neuter.
- Stops heat cycles
- Reduces desire to roam
- Reduces or eliminates risk of mammary gland tumors and ovarian/uterine cancer (especially when done before first heat)
- Reduces spraying and marking
- Reduces desire to roaming
- Reduces or eliminates risk of testicular cancer and prostate disease
- Decreases aggression
Spay and Neuter by the Numbers
- Altering increases the lifespan of dogs an average of 1-3 years
- Altering cats increases their lifespan by 3-5 years
- 80% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered males looking for mates
- 90% of cats hit by cars are unaltered males or females
- For every human born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born
- 55% of dogs and 47% of cats surrendered to shelters are unaltered
Thanks Face Foundation on WordPress for giving me permission to reblog this post.
About Page for FACE Foundation:
“Established in 2006, The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.
As many people today experience increasing economic challenges, their pets are suffering too. The number of people who cannot afford critical medical care for their sick or injured pet is growing at an alarming rate.
In what is being labeled as ‘economic euthanasia,’ these beloved companions are being euthanized because their owners cannot afford the often unexpected cost of treatment needed to save their lives. The FACE Foundation was created to address this tragedy. What started out as a beautiful vision to stop the surrender and euthanasia of beloved family pets, has become a supportive center where families in crisis can get a helping hand to save their pets’ lives.”
“FACE relies solely on donations to continue its mission of providing access to life saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for these loving pets.”
Readers, please visit their blog.
They also have success stories on their Web site FACE Foundation
Please share their mission with pet lovers in California.
Gratefully, Deborah Taylor-French
This entry was first posted under Cats, Dogs, Education and tagged animal care, Animal Education, Animal Welfare, cats, dogs, Education, health, medical care, Pets, saving lives, spay/neuter, veterinary care by FACE Foundation.