Sterilise Your Pets
Health Benefits of Sterilisation
Sterilising your pet, either through spaying for female pets or neutering for male pets, can help reduce the risk of several health issues, behavioural problems, and even death.
Firstly, spaying a female pet can help prevent uterine infections and breast cancer. Uterine infections, also known as pyometra, are a serious condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Breast cancer is a common and often fatal condition in unspayed female pets, with roughly 50% of dogs and 90% of cats developing this disease at some point in their lives. By spaying your female pet, you can significantly reduce their risk of developing these health issues and ultimately prolong their life.
Secondly, neutering a male pet can reduce the risk of testicular cancer, which is a common and often fatal condition in unneutered male pets. Neutering can also reduce the risk of behavioural problems such as aggression and roaming. Aggressive behaviour can put your pet and other animals in danger, while roaming behaviour can increase the risk of accidents, injuries, and even death.
Lastly, by spaying or neutering your pet, you can reduce the risk of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. This can help reduce the number of animals living in shelters and facing the risk of euthanasia, which can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for both animals and their owners.
In conclusion, sterilising your pet can help prevent health issues, behavioural problems, and reduce the risk of unwanted litters. By choosing to spay or neuter your pet, you are taking a responsible step to ensure the well-being of your pet, as well as contributing to reducing the number of unwanted pets in our communities.
Let us work together to make a positive impact on the lives of animals and create a safer, more compassionate world for all.
Book for Sterilisation
We will be able to assist with the sterilisation of your pet under the following conditions.
- You have to pass our means test of qualifying to use the services of the SPCA as opposed to private Veterinary services
- To assist with the above, please scan/send proof of income
- Your pet should be fully vaccinated before the sterilization date
- To assist with the above, please scan/send your pet vaccination certificate indicating vaccination dates
- We will confirm the booking date
- Food and water should be removed from 8 pm the night before sterilization date
- Your pet should be at the SPCA by 8.30 am on the sterilization date
Spaying and neutering are crucial procedures that can prevent the birth of countless unwanted litters of puppies and kittens, and significantly reduce the number of animals living in shelters and facing the risk of euthanasia.
Every year, countless pets end up in shelters due to overpopulation, and sadly, many of them never find a loving home. It’s a heartbreaking reality that can be prevented through spaying and neutering.