Did you know…
- Euthanasia, due to pet overpopulation, is the #1 killer of our animals?
- In 7 years, one female dog and her puppies can produce 67,000 new dogs!
- In Metro Atlanta, over 100,000 animals are put to sleep each year…that’s enough animals to fill all seats in Turner field…TWICE!
The threat of uterine and testicular cancers in dogs is real, and spaying/neutering can help reduce the risk. A female dog that has gone into heat twice has a 1 in 4 risk of developing uterine cancer. You can prevent this by getting your pet spayed before its first heat cycle (before 6 months of age).
- Reduces marking/spraying and aggressive behaviors
- Decreases roaming, this leads to getting hit by cars
- Saves money by reducing the need for animal control
Resources to help you find low cost spay/neuters:
The Carroll County Humane Society's West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuters to dogs and cats and utilizes high-quality techniques, equipment, anesthesia and pain protocol. The clinic is available to everyone and is conveniently located off I-20 in Villa Rica, which is located between Carroll, Douglas, Paulding, and Haralson Counties.
The Spay/Neuter Coalition of Georgia has a mission of implementing more spay/neuter via education, marketing and outreach. They also promote the many low cost options already available in Georgia.