Good Mews is proud that every cat that leaves our shelter is already spayed or neutered. But did you know there are over 8 million dogs, cats, puppies and and kittens euthanized in the United States every year simple because there aren’t enough homes for all of them? In addition to preventing more unwanted puppies and kittens, spaying and neutering your dog or cat prevents many behavior problems that occur in unaltered pets, such as aggressiveness, marking or spraying in the house, and roaming to find a mate.
The risk of mammary cancer is greatly reduced if you spay your pet before age one. Also, cancers of the reproductive organs are eliminated. When cats are less aggressive, the risk of transmitting FIV and rabies is also reduced. Finally, research shows that pets that are spayed/neutered live longer lives, which means you have more time to enjoy your pet.
There are also community benefits to spaying and neutering your pet. Reducing the number of unwanted pets helps communities spend less in animal control costs because they aren’t having to euthanize as often. Rabies is also a public health concern, so any chance to reduce the spread of rabies in the community is important.
Here are some resources for low cost options that may help you!
Atlanta Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic – Call 404.875.6420 to schedule an appointment. See website for details on pricing.
Lifeline Spay & Neuter Clinics -See website for locations, pricing, and scheduling information.
Project CatSnip – A mobile low cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and kittens serving more than 20 Metro Atlanta locations. See website for locations pricing and scheduling information.
Georgia Animal Project -A low cost spay and neuter clinic located in Ball Ground, GA. Call 770-704-7297 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website for pricing and scheduling information.
Spay Georgia – Low cost spay/neuter options for pet owners in financial need. Call 770.662.4479 for costs and information or see their website.
Pet Vet – Located in the Cumming, GA area. Call 770.887.1565 for a quote.
Humane Society of Cobb County – Offers low cost spay/neuter certificates. Call 770.428.5678 for more information or see website for details.
Planned Pethood Georgia – Low cost spay/neuter options for pet owners; also offers feral spay/neuters. Call 678.561.3491 for pricing or see website for details