Sterilization - The worst excuses for not sterilising your pet

"Just one litter then we’ll have Fluffy spayed."

  • You will be adding ‘just one litter’ to the thousands of puppies that will be born into a world where there are just not enough good homes for them.

"My dog doesn’t run loose, so he doesn’t need to be fixed."

  • The desire to find a mate is one of nature’s strongest urges. “In season” bitches will wander and attract mates over a considerable distance, putting themselves and potential mates in grave danger of getting lost, injured or killed by motor vehicles and getting involved in fights.

"We will find good homes for the babies."

  • No matter what your friends say now, they will let you down when the time comes. And if you do manage to find homes for your puppies, it will mean that an equal number of puppies in rescue centres will not be so lucky.

"I want my children to witness the miracle of birth."

  • Contact your local animal welfare organization about fostering a pregnant dog or cat or a mother with babies. In this way, you will help to save lives and teach your children a valuable lesson about responsible pet ownership.

"My dog is so cute and unique; there should be more of her."

  • Animal welfare shelters are full of cute and unique pets, many of them purebred, who end up being “put to sleep” because homes cannot be found for them.

"It’s not natural."

  • There hasn’t been anything natural about dogs since we began to develop specialized breeds hundreds of years ago.

"I just couldn’t look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated."

  • Will you be able to look him in the eye when he is injured in a fight or gets knocked down by a car while searching for a mate?

"A female dog should have at least one litter for health reasons."

  • Factually incorrect, medically misguided and ethically indefensible.

"Neutering my pet will make him/her fat and lazy."

  • Too much food and not enough exercise will make your pet fat and lazy.

"Fixing my pet will change his personality."

  • The primary influences on an animal’s personality are the kindness and care that he receives from a loving human family. Because a sterilized pet is more inclined to stay at home, s/he becomes a better companion than a restless, unsterilized animal who still has the urge to mate.

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Elzette Robinson

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