SPCA of Mariposa County
5599 Hwy. 49 North
P.O. Box 671
Mariposa, CA 95338
Tuesday - Saturday
Adoptions: 10AM - 3PM
Yard Sale: 8AM - 3PM
Spay & Neuter Your Pets
Spaying and neutering your pets and educating your friends, neighbors, and family on the impact caused by unwanted litters can make a life changing difference. Out of control breeding is the single biggest reason shelters are overcrowded.
STOP THE CYCLE!
3............Number of litters a female cat can produce in a year.
5............Average number of kittens in a litter.
47,000....Number of kittens one female cat and her offspring can produce over a five-year period.
2............Number of litters a fertile female dog can produce in a year.
8............Average number of puppies in a litter.
65,000....Number of puppies one female dog and her offspring can produce over a five-year period.
Many of these animals end up in shelters, on the street, or dead. Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks. Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals. Stray pets and homeless animals can frighten or anger citizens who have no understanding of their misery or needs.
WHY SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PET?
Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Spaying females eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
Neutering males eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and decreases the risk of prostate disease.
Spaying and neutering can make pets better, more affectionate companions.
Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavioral and temperamental problems than animals that have been spayed or neutered.
Neutering can make pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.