Spay and Neuter

Did you know that thousands of animals enter shelters every year and most are euthanized. These animals want a home to call their own, but, sadly, there are not enough homes for them. For every dog and cat to have a home every family would have to take in over 8 dogs and 20 cats. That’s a lot of animals, and with more being born everyday it keeps getting worse. By getting your dog or cat spayed or neutered you are helping one of those cats or dogs have a better chance at finding a forever home.

Spay/neuter surgery helps reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals. Through spay/neuter, Animal Rescue is trying to decrease the number of dogs and puppies in our care. You can help us reach our goal of ending animal abandonment in New Zealand by spaying/neutering your pet. Even without its contribution to controlling animal overpopulation, there are compelling reasons to embrace spay/neuter.

Improve health – Spaying at an early age decreases the incidence of mammary cancer as well as prevents diseases of the ovaries and infections of the uterus, which are a major cause of illness in unspayed pets. Neutered dogs have fewer prostate problems and no testicular cancer.

Decrease euthanasia – Thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized each year in NZ. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets.

Prevent unwanted behaviours – Spay/neuter surgeries can help prevent aggressive behaviour towards other animals, roaming in search of mates, urine marking in dogs and spraying in cats.