BE RESPONSIBLE! DID YOU KNOW?
THAT ACCORDING TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES:
Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6-10
In six years, one dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.
Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost. You can help end this needless tragedy. Please spay or neuter your pets and pass the word along.
STATE SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM:
This program is funded by the state of New Jersey and is only for New Jersey residents who adopt from a New Jersey shelter. The fee is $20.00 and only covers the basic fee for spay or neuter. A list of veterinarians who participate in the state program can be provided. Pets must be up to date on vaccines to participate in program. Please note that money provided by the state for this program is given to the veterinarians on a quarterly basis. The money tends to run out before the quarter ends. Once the money for a quarter is gone, the doctors must wait until the next release of funds before they can do more spays and neuters. Please be sure to contact the vet's office promptly!