Should I Spay / Neuter?

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People involved with rescuing and caring for strayed or rejected pets support the idea of spaying or neutering of pets that will not be bred. Here are five reasons why people do not spay or neuter their pets, and five reasons why they should.

Don’t Spay or Neuter

I want my children to see the miracle of birth. I will keep them from seeing the reality of death on Euthanasia day at the Shelter.
We’ll let her have one litter first, even though spayed pets lead longer and healthier lives.
I’ll find homes for my litters, and let someone else’s puppies or kittens die.
I don’t want my pet to experience pain (a good vet makes this operation painless).
It’s too expensive. This act is like vaccinating your animal against rabies; it is the humane thing to do.

Spay or Neuter

There are ten times as many cats and dogs as available homes in Greene County.
Animal surplus creates a “throw away” mentality in which animals are discarded like old furniture.
Greene County is a dumping ground for Western PA pets, ask our Humane Officers.
Pets dumped in Greene County are not “free,” they are condemned to starvation and subject to the elements until someone catches the weakened animals and brings them to us.
We are animal lovers at the Humane Society. It is no easier for us to look into the eyes of an animal just before it is “put to sleep” than it is for you. Give us a break.
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