Did you know…
- Millions of healthy cats, dogs and other pets are euthanized in the U.S. each year.
- On average, about 65% of animals that end up in shelters are euthanized.
- Purebred animals account for about 30% or more of homeless pets at shelters.
“Fixed” pets are healthier.
- They live longer, healthier lives.
- They have fewer health problems, including some that are serious.
- Females do not get uterine or ovarian cancer and have fewer occurrences of breast cancer.
- Males do not get testicular cancer and have fewer occurrences of prostate disease.
“Fixed” pets are more sociable.
- They are more affectionate.
- They are less likely to spray and mark territory.
- They do not go into a heat cycle, during which females can cry and attract males.
- They have fewer behavior and temperament problems.
- They are less likely to roam, run away or get into fights.
You know what they say about rabbits…
- Pet rabbits need “fixing” too!
- Altering rabbits can reduce behaviors such as lunging, mounting, spraying, and boxing.
- Spaying can prevent ovarian, mammarian and uterine cancers in females.
For more information, visit The Humane Society of the United States website at www.hsus.org and the ASPCA website atwww.aspca.org.
Click here for one of America’s largest directories of low-cost Spay/Neuter directories.
What is NOOTERS Club®? We get asked this all the time. Well, we are a small company that is using our own money to reach out to pet owners. We do not ask for or accept donations. Instead we donate our time, our merchandise and part of our proceeds to as many rescue groups as we can afford to.
You have probably seen our whimsical merchandise – perhaps online ( www.nootersclub.org) or at one of the pet expos that we participate in throughout the Midwest. We are also more than just a bunch of cute t-shirts! While people find our cartoons uplifting and funny, they also carry a serious message. What is NOOTERS Club® doing to help end pet overpopulation? We are:
- Raising awareness though our whimsical cat, dog and rabbit “My Pet’s a Member,” “Heavy Petting “and “Prevent Littering” apparel and gift items. We find that using humor helps us open up conversations and gets people talking about their pet.
- Collecting and posting information and links on many low-cost spay / neuter clinics as we can get our hands on! Go to http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter/ Let us know if you know of any clinics that are not listed and we will add them!
- Partnering with low-cost clinics to help bring more people in their doors. For example, at the All American Pet Expo in Columbus, we handed out flyers and gave away free t-shirts and window decals to pet owners pre-paying for spay/neuter at SOS of Ohio.
If you are with a clinic that would like to be included in our online low-cost spay / neuter directory, or would like to partner with NOOTERS Club® in some way, please contact Lindaw@nootersclub.org or fill out the form at http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter/lowcostspayneuterform/.
Getting your pet spayed or neutered at the veterinarian can be costly. At the same time, you want to make sure that where you take your pet is safe and that they will get proper care.
There are a growing number of low-cost spay / neuter clinics around the U.S. These clinics typically do high volume spay / neuter which means this is all that they do. Their spay / neuter rates are typically under $100 per pet. Some are as low as $20 per pet. This is a huge savings – especially if you have multiple pets or if you are affiliated with a rescue group or do trap-neuter-return work.
There are low-cost spay / neuter clinics in most state – however they may be difficult to find. Because of their low cost, many do not have budgets for advertising or promotions. What is the best way to locate these clinics in your area?
- Contact a local pet rescue group. Many of them work with such clinics and may have a list of them in your area.
- See the Nooters Club® online directory. This directory contains HUNDREDS of low-cost spay neuter clinics around the U.S. and Canada. It also includes clinics that spay /neuter rabbits. Go to http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter.htm
- Contact your local shelter. Some run their own low-cost clinic or may know of one in the area.
- Do a Google search. Look for “low-cost spay neuter services” in your hometown. You may have to widen your search to your metro area or to your state.
- Ask your veterinarian. YES some vets will suggest other resources if you explain that you cannot afford their fees. A few even post low-cost spay / neuter services to their websites.
While most pet owners agree that you should get your dog or cat spayed / neutered, many people are surprised to hear that pet rabbits fall into the same category.
Rabbits that are left intact (not spayed or neutered) will reproduce like, well, like rabbits! Additionally your unsterilized rabbit is at risk of serious illness and could exhibit undesirable behaviors. Getting your rabbit spayed or neutered means your rabbit will:
- Live longer due to less risk of serious illness.
- Avoid certain cancers.
- Be a better companion, calmer and more loving.
- Be easier to litter train and less likely to spray.
See more about the benefits of getting your rabbit spayed/neutered at http://www.nootersclub.org/spayneuterinfo.htm
To get your rabbit spayed or neutered, find a veterinarian who is experienced in rabbit sterilization; many are not. Rabbits are very delicate and need special care under anesthesia. Get a referral from a rabbit rescue group or someone you know who has rabbits. Ask the vet how many rabbit spays / neuters he/she has done. Also check our directory of low-cost spay / neuter clinics around the U.S. and Canada at http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter.htm
Look for the rabbit symbol.