Spay/Neuter A Pet
Millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized annually or suffer as strays. It is impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States; estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million. These high numbers are the result of unwanted, unplanned litters that could have been easily prevented—by routine surgical operations known as spaying and neutering.
Here at the ASPCA, we are doing all we can to combat pet overpopulation—from providing low-cost or free spay/neuter to qualifying pet owners in New York City’s five boroughs to ensuring that each and every animal adopted from our shelter is spayed or neutered. And spaying and neutering is not only for the greater good—it's good for the health of the individual animal, too. Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent pyometra and breast cancer, and neutering a male dog or cat prevents testicular cancer. And there are wonderful behavioral benefits to boot! Your gift will allow our veterinary surgeons to spay or neuter one dog or cat who is awaiting a home in our shelter. Thank you for joining in the fight against pet overpopulation.