Preventative Information

Spay/Neuter Benefits

Benefits of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

For more information on the MSPCA low-cost Spay and Neuter program, click here.

Healthier Pets
Pets that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to develop certain types of cancer and live longer, healthier lives.  Female cats are less likely to develop mammary tumors and have no chance of developing uterine infections.  Neutered male cats won't contract testicular infections, which, though rare, can be serious.  Because neutered cats are more passive, they won't be as likely to fight with other cats.  And if a cat ends up in an animal shelter, being spayed or neutered can make the difference between life and death. 

Happier Pet Owners
Female cats will no longer experience heat cycles.  Females in heat can be noisy, meowing constantly and urinating frequently - often outside of their litterbox.  They also will not be producing litter after litter of kittens, costing you money and time.  Neutered male cats won't impregnate females and will be less likely to roam, engage in territorial disputes or spray pungent urine on anything in your home they consider theirs.  No more smelly male urine in the house!

Be a Good Neighbor
Cats are best kept indoors.  Outdoor animals can urinate on neighbors' lawns, cause care accidents and cause noise disturbances.  Cats that are not neutered or spayed are more likely to stray from home, decreasing the likelihood of finding your lost cat.

Save Money
You will save time, money and energy by not having to care for a litter of kittens or to clean up urine spray in the house.

Save Lives
The burden of unwanted pets is heavy.  There are countless cats that are reproducing more and more unwanted kittens, causing many animal shelters to reach their maximum capacity.  Sadly, there aren't enough good homes for them all.  Spaying or neutering will make a big impact on controlling the overpopulation of cats!