A Male and Female Cat and All of Their Offspring Can Produce over 420,000 Cats in 7 Years.
Why Spay & Neuter?
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Too many unwanted litters end up wild in the community suffering disease and hunger. Shelters often are left no choice but euthanasia, depleting financial resources to save more cats and kitties.
Tend to be more affectionate and calmer.
Spaying an animal gets rid of their heat cycle, which means it also gets rid of the bleeding, nervous behaviors, and crying that comes with the heat cycle
Reduced incidence of some of the more common types of cancers.
Spaying/neutering is less expensive than raising a litter of kittens for a full year.
•TNR Saves Kittens
Feral kittens are not adoptable without extensive training first, and if a kitten does not get adopted in a shelter, it is likely to be subject to euthanasia.
• TNR Prevents Overpopulation of Feral Cats
which help decrease the spread of disease and the number of cat deaths.
• Feline Nuisance Behavior is Reduced by TNR
Nuisance behavior becomes more rampant when feral cats breed in sheltered areas close to or in homes it can lead to property destruction. It is a fact that when cats are spayed or neutered, there is a decrease in this kind of behavior, making living among feral cats much more pleasant.
•TNR Saves Rescue Money
is the Most Cost-Effective and Humane Way to Control the Feral Cat Population
saving shelters, pounds and animal control agencies a significant amount of money. For one cat to participate in the TNR program, it is half the cost of euthanizing that same cat.
• TNR-Cats Provide Excellent Rodent Control
Cats are natural born hunters. Free-roaming cats find many of their meals in rodents that are living around your home.
• TNR-Cats Live Healthier, Happier Lives
Spaying cats is a way to keep cats healthier and prevent premature deaths. Cats that are spayed also do not go into heat, which attracts fewer tomcats, resulting in less fighting and injury. Neutered and spayed cats also live longer, and remain in the same colony for a longer period of time.
About Half of All Cats are Feral or Stray
Too many cats are euthanized each year, costing US taxpayer’s exorbitant amounts of money; it is time to take steps to reduce feral cat euthanasia rates, which have been proven ineffective in controlling the feral cat population. Let’s give feral cats, and our wallets, a break. There are approximately 146 million cats, and of this 146 million, about half of these cats are feral or stray cats.