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As per our mission statement, WATD supports spay/neuter of all companion animals.  Any animal not in a responsible breeding program should be spayed or neutered to prevent more unwanted puppies.  There are a multitude of reasons why animals should be altered, and few drawbacks.  Those who publicly campaign against spay/neuter have a nefarious agenda.

Every year across the US, millions of adoptable, healthy and loving animals are euthanized  because there aren't enough homes for all of them. This is a crisis of alarming proportion. Euthanasia is not a solution, but a band-aid for the symptom. Through education, low-cost spay/neuter programs, adoption fairs, controlled breeding and community involvement, we can end this sad tragedy.

Spaying your female dog or cat involves the removal of their reproductive organs, neutering a male dog or cat involves the removal of the animals' testicles. The dog or cat is always put under anesthesia by the veterinarian for this procedure.  Thousands of successful spay and neuter operations are performed daily.

A Spay/neutered animal will:

  • Be free of uncomfortable heat cycles
  • Eliminate or reduce the risk of a number of health problems, including hormone induced cancers that can be expensive or impossible to treat

A Spay/neutered animal will:

  • Live a longer and healthier life
  • Be less likely to roam, get lost, or mark his territory
  • Be more affectionate toward you and other human friends
  • Be calmer and less aggressive
  • Be free of uncomfortable heat cycles, which can last an average of 6 days to 5 weeks.
  • Be less likely to bite - the majority of dog-bites are by intact male dogs.
  • Exhibit fewer behavior or temperament problems

Spaying or Neutering is good for the community:

Communities all across the US spend millions of dollars a year to deal with unwanted animals. People who breed their animals irresponsibly ARE the problem. Homeless animals on the streets cause problems and must be captured and dealt with.  Spaying or neutering is an easy and affordable way to combat these issues. The benefits of spaying or neutering are much larger than the cost of the spay and neuter today and spread the word!

Check these offsite links for further information:

  • A.W.A.R.E. -  ESP - Early Sterilization Program
  • - Did You Know? Facts about Spay/Neuter
  • Pet Orphans Rescue Referral - Pediatric or Early Spay/Neuter
  • PaLC - Prevent a Litter Coalition
  • S.N.A.P. - Ask the Vet: Spay & Neuter Surgery Questions
  • Spay Day USA - Spay Day USA is a national campaign of the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
  • Spay/USA - SPAY/USA is a nationwide network of people working together to provide affordable spay/neuter programs.

A Word from the Founders

We advocate spaying and neutering companion animals. 

Up to 10 million canines (including wolf-dog hybrids) and cats are killed each year in shelters across our Nation, their only crime is being unwanted.  Itís time the insanity stops and we believe the most effective way to insure that is by advocating spay/neuter. Or possibly by supporting spay/neuter legislation if simple advocation doesn't work.




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