|Spay and Neuter|
It's a SNAP!
We are extremely proud of SNAP, our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program founded in 2009. Available to low income pet owners, we offer spay/neuter surgery vouchers redeemable at participating local veterinarians such as Pet Vet and Dawson Forest Animal Hospital.
Recipients are asked to provide whatever small co-pay they are able to afford, as little as $5. Those unable to afford even the smallest co-pay are given the opportunity to perform volunteer hours at our shelter instead. Our goal is to reach pet owners who are likely to allow their dogs or cats to breed without a program like SNAP.
With your help, we funded the spay/neuter of 109 owned dogs and cats in 2009 and are well on our way to almost double that number in 2010.
By providing a low-to-no cost spay/neuter program, we are on the front lines of battling the pet overpopulation problem which leaves so many of these wonderful, loving animals homeless. You can be proud your financial support of the Humane Society of Forsyth County is making a real difference!
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet Reprinted with permission from "The Humane Society of the United States"
Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet's age, size, and health, he or she will stay at your veterinarian's office for a few hours or a few days. Depending upon the procedure, your pet may need stitches removed after a few days. Your veterinarian can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you and discuss with you the best age at which to sterilize your pet.
Spaying or Neutering Is Good for Your Pet
Spaying or Neutering Is Good for You
Spaying and Neutering Are Good for the Community
Fix That Bunny!
When being conscientious about the pet overpopulation, don’t forget to spay or neuter your pet rabbit. Altering rabbits can reduce hormone-driven behavior such as lunging, mounting, spraying, and boxing. Spaying females can prevent ovarian, mammarian, and uterine cancers, which can be prevalent in mature does. Also, rabbits reproduce faster than dogs or cats and are the third-most surrendered animal to shelters.
Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when one considers its benefits. It's a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of more unwanted animals.