All animals adopted from Animal Haven are
spayed or neutered.
The benefits of spaying or neutering include:
Muffin's And the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals are proud to present the MAMA Coupon, a low cost feral cat spay/neuter
coupon that includes rabies vaccination and left ear tip. The MAMA
coupon is for feral cats only - friendly, domestic cats will be
ASPCA Hospital/CARE program
Humane Society of New York
SPCA of Nassau County
Catnip and Carrots Veterinary Hospital
League for Animal Protection
Little Shelter Animal Rescue
Spay Today Inc.
Suffolk County SPCA
MYTH: Female dogs and cats should have at least one litter before having them spayed.
FACT: There is no medical evidence to justify allowing a dog or cat to have a litter before spaying. In fact, spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of developing uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the threat of mammary cancer.
MYTH: Behavior is adversely affected by sterilization.
FACT: The only changes in dog and cat behavior after spaying or neutering are positive changes. Male cats tend to reduce territorial spraying, depending on their age at neutering. Neutered dogs and cats fight less, resulting in fewer bite and scratch wounds and lessening the spread of contagious diseases. Male dogs and cats tend to stay home more after neutering because they no longer wander in search of a mate.
MYTH: Animals are less active and overweight after spaying or neutering.
FACT: As any animal matures, it is necessary for
human guardians to adjust dietary intake to compensate for more
sedentary lifestyles. Animals become overweight only when they are
fed too much and not exercised properly!
FACT: It takes both a male and female dog or cat for reproduction. While a female dog or cat may only have one litter a year, male animals can impregnate females many times each day!
MYTH: Spaying and neutering is painful.
FACT: Surgical sterilization is performed under general anesthesia by a doctor of veterinary medicine. The procedure itself is not felt by the patient. There may be mild discomfort after the surgery, but most animals return to normal activity within 24 to 72 hours. We also provide post op pain medications. The minimal discomfort experienced by dogs and cats who are spayed or neutered is well worth the endless suffering that is prevented by eliminating unwanted births.
MYTH: Children should experience the miracle of birth.
FACT: Most dogs and cats have their litters at
night in quiet, dark places far out of anyone's sight. Besides,
every litter of puppies and kittens born contributes to the thousands
of unwanted dogs and cats who experience the miracle of death every
day across America in our nation's pounds and animal shelters.
FACT: Spaying or neutering does not affect a dog's natural instinct to protect his home and family.