We all know there are too many dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country and not enough homes for all of them.
The one thing that all animal welfare activists say is that there's a sure fire way to help reduce the numbers of animals without homes and it's simple... spay or neuter your pet!
February is Spay and Neuter Awareness month and Best Friends Animal Society is trying to raise awareness so they can help meet their goal of ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters by 2025.
Not only does that reduce the amount of animals that need homes, it also helps to:
- Reduce the risk of future medical problems like cancers and infections and expenses related to them
- Improve territorial marking tendencies, yowling/howling, and other troublesome behaviors
- Lowers the possibility of a pet trying to escape trying to search for a mate
- Reducing the number of dog bite incidents, most dog bites 60-80% are caused by intact male dogs and pregnant or nursing females
- Improves your pet's general mood, spayed and neutered pets are generally more relaxed and more affectionate.
Best Friends Animal Society's Alina Hauptman joined Jennifer this morning on Wake Up Call.