Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?



17 million dogs and cats are put to death each year in this country because no one will adopt them. Millions more die forlorn and in pain after being abandoned on the streets. For anyone who cares about animals, overpopulation is a terrible crisis.

If we can prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens, we will have done our part to curtail the suffering caused by overpopulation.

Your pet's health

By far the most important reason to spay or neuter your pets is to help them live longer, healthier lives.

Spaying a female dog or cat:
* Greatly reduces the chance of breast cancer.
* Eliminates the risk of uterine infection.
* Eliminates the risk of complications from pregnancies.
* Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors.

Neutering a male dog:
* Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
* Drastically reduces the risk of prostate infections.
* Greatly reduces the risk of reproductive diseases.

A better quality of life

In addition to health benefits, spaying or neutering your pets offers other advantages:
* No more spraying and urinating around the house.
* No more howling from animals in heat.
* No more need to confine your female pets to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
* Less aggression towards other animals.


Several not-for-profit orgainizations offer low cost spaying/neutering such as:
* Spay USA

* Friends of Animals

* Fund for Animals


Spaying and neutering keeps pets healthy and happy!


B.A.R.C. (718) 486 7489

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