Spay and neuter programs are the only proven method for controlling the pet overpopulation crisis and we are committed to reaching those who need our assistance. If you need help having your pet spayed or neutered, please contact your local veterinarian or the one of the contact below.
Did you know?
- Spaying and neutering are safe, simple surgeries that prevent animals from breeding.
- Females are spayed, males are neutered.
- One unneutered male can impregnate dozens of females. Therefore, it is just as important to neuter males as it is to spay females.
- One unspayed cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.
- Spaying/neutering succeeds in reducing the number of animals killed in shelters by preventing the births of unwanted litters. Spaying/neutering also eliminates or reduces the risk of serious health and behavioral problems that are difficult and/or expensive to treat - conditions that often cause people to give up their pets to shelters.
- Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of certain types of cancers.
- Spaying and neutering often eliminates undesirable behaviors such as fighting, spraying and roaming.
- Neutering may reduce inter-dog aggression, making walks and dog parks much more fun.
- If your animal companions are already altered (or if you don’t have any) you can still help reduce the pet overpopulation problem by donating to our Pet Population Control fund.
- Animals do not become less protective of their guardians as a result of being spayed or neutered.
For more information, contact your veterinarian or:
First Coast No More Homeless Pets
6817 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32208
River City Community Animal Hospital (RICCAH)
P.O. BOX 551344
Jacksonville, FL 32255