10 worst excuses not to spay or neuter your pet



"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
                                                                                    - Albert Schweitzer 


The 10 Worst Excuses Not to Spay or Neuter Your Pet


1. Just one litter and then we'll have Fluffy spayed.                                *Studies show that virtually the entire pet overpopulation stems from the "just one litter" mentality.


2. My dog doesn't run loose, so he doesn't need to be fixed.
*Murphy's Law says otherwise.


3. We always find homes for the kittens.
*And that means that an equal number of kittens at the pound will be killed.


4. I want the children to witness the miracle of birth.


5. My dog is so cute and unique, there should be more of her.
*The shelters and pounds are full of cute and unique dogs, most with only a few days to live.


6. It's not natural.
*There hasn't been anything "natural" about dogs since we began to develop breeds thousands of years ago.


7. I just couldn't look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated.
*Watch it, you're anthropomorphiizing.


8. A female dog or cat should have at least one litter for health reasons.
*Medically, factually and ethically indefensible.


9. Neutering my dog will make him fat and lazy.
*Too much food and not enough exercise make a dog fat and lazy.


10. Fixing my pet will change its personality.                                                    *The main influences on an animal's personality are the kindness and care with which it is raised.