Why Spay Or Neuter?

Spay or neuter surgery is one of the best things you can do for your best friend!  This procedure helps your pet live a longer, happier, and healthier life; provides a significant cost-savings throughout the lifetime of your pet; and prevents unwanted and homeless litters.

Spay or neuter surgery:

Helps pets live longer, happier, and healthier lives

  • Prevents reproductive diseases and cancer (e.g. testicular, breast, ovarian, uterine)
    • Surgery on a female animal before her first heat cycle, or by 6 months of age, virtually eliminates her risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
    • Surgery on a female animal eliminates her risk for developing a serious, life-threatening uterine infection called a pyometra.
  • Reduces aggression and territorial problems
  • Reduces propensity to roam/stray
  • Eliminates heat cycles in female animals

Is a one-time procedure that provides a cost-savings over the lifetime of your pet

  • Reproductive diseases and cancer, which are highly preventable through spay/neuter, are very expensive and difficult to treat
  • Pregnancy and babies:
    • There could be complications with a pregnancy and some animals may need a Cesarean section surgery to safely deliver babies
    • A litter is expensive to feed, deworm, and vaccinate. A pet license in Fayette County for an unaltered dog or cat is $40 every year, versus only $8 for an altered dog or cat
  • A pet license in Fayette County for an unaltered dog or cat is $40 every year. versus only $8 for an altered dog or cat
    • For more information on pet licensing click here
  • If you need help affording a spay/neuter procedure, Spay’sTheWay provides free and low-cost surgeries to qualifying pet owners
    • Included with surgery at no additional cost are rabies vaccination, DHPP/FVRCP vaccination, and Fayette County pet license
    • Call (859) 233-0044 Ext. 228 to make your appointment

Compassionately prevents litters and reduces pet overpopulation

  • Did you know your baby can have babies?  Puppies reach sexual maturity as early as 6 months of age; kittens reach sexual maturity as early as 5 months
    • Don’t let a litter sneak up on you, seek spay/neuter services early!
    • Year after year, the number of babies born can add up very quickly
      • Fertile female cats, on average, have 1-2 litters each year, with an average of 4-6 kittens in each litter
      • Fertile female dogs, on average, have 1 litter a year, with an average of 4-6 puppies in each litter
      • Each litter prevented through spay/neuter can potentially prevent dozens, if not hundreds, of additional litters in the future