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Spay/Neuter Myths & Facts

Myth: It's too expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.
Fact: The cost of spaying or neutering depends on the sex, size, and
age of the pet, your veterinarian's fees, and a number of other
variables. Some low-cost options are listed on this page. In general, the
one-time cost of a spay or neuter surgery is a relatively small cost
when compared to the cost of ensuring the health of the mother and
litter; two months of pregnancy and another two months until the
litter is weaned can add up to significant veterinary bills and food
costs, particularly if complications develop. Expenses begin even
before a dog or cat is bred: a responsible, educated breeder screens
the potential breeding animal for conditions that might be detrimental
to the offspring. The breeder may take the breeding animals (potential
mother and father) to a board-certified ophthalmologist to make sure
they don't have cataracts or other hereditary eye conditions that might
impact the lives of the offspring. Many large breeds are susceptible to
hip dysplasia or other orthopedic conditions, so it may be necessary to
have some of the joints of the prospective parent x-rayed and/or
evaluated. Breeds that are susceptible to heart problems may require a
visit to a board-certified cardiologist prior to becoming parents. Some
breeds may require DNA tests for hidden genetic conditions.
Responsible, educated breeders often spend thousands of dollars
screening their breeding stock for hereditary diseases.

Myth: It's easy to find good homes for all the puppies and kittens.
Fact: It's not enough to find just any home for the babies. New owners
need to understand that getting a new puppy or new kitten is a
commitment for the life of the pet. They need to be prepared to care
for the pet even when it gets sick or old. A responsible breeder also
makes a commitment to the litters he/she produces for the life of the
animal. That means that if, a few years down the road, the adoptive
home can't keep the puppy or kitten for whatever reason (moving,
divorce, illness), the responsible breeder will assist with re-homing or
take the dog or cat back into his/her home whenever possible.  

Myth: All puppies and kittens should be spayed or neutered at a very
young age.
Fact: Pediatric spaying and neutering is a good solution for some
situations, but it may not be the right choice for every pet in a
responsible home. Consult your veterinarian and your breeder as to
the right time to have your pet spayed or neutered, particularly if it is
a large breed dog.

Myth: Nobody should ever breed another litter of puppies or kittens.
Fact: Responsible breeding programs for dogs and cats add quality to
the lives of many people. Many of us support thoughtful programs by
responsible breeders who are dedicated to the perpetuation and
well-being of our companion animals. However, there are many
unplanned, unwanted litters born every day. In an effort to impact the
numbers of unwanted litters, the Ohio Pet Fund offers grants to
veterinarians, animal shelters, humane societies and nonprofit
organizations who assist with sterilization costs for low-income pet
owners and pet owners who adopt from shelters and nonprofit
organizations.
Name of
organization:
 
Number:
Area:
STATEWIDE

RASCAL - mobile low cost clinic based in
Franklin county; travels to other counties.
614-791-SPAY
http://www.rascalunit.com.

Friends of Animals
1-800-321-PETS
Spay USA
1-800-248-SPAY

PetFix
216.536.0930

Akron Area

Citizens for Humane Animal Practices
(Cats only) 330-724-6181
AlterPet Inc.
330-321-6243
Pet Guards
330-849-0635

Central Ohio

Pet Solutions
(614) 262-4353
852 E Hudson St, Columbus, Ohio
Cat Welfare
614-268-6096
Citizens for Humane Action
614-891-5280
Mobile Spay/Neuter Unit
614-348-7298
Care Pet Clinic
614-252-4353
Spay/Neuter Clinic
614-761-7551
614-367-9933
Pet Concern
614-885-3186
Humane Society of Delaware Co.
740-369-7387
Franklin County Dog Shelter
614 462-5581
VetsCare
614-777-4339
S.T.O.P. (Mansfield)
419-774-1738
Knox County Humane Society
740-392-2287
Animal Outreach
http://www.animal-outreach.org/spay.html  

Cleveland Area

City of Cleveland Kennel
216-664-2759
Spay Neuter Clinic
216-398-1081
A Snip in Time
216-651-7142

Greater Toledo

Planned Pethood
419-826-3499
United Humanitarians
419-537-1970
Maumee Valley Save a Pet
419-470-2988
Animal Wings
419-861-0485
Humane Ohio
419-266-5607
Wyandot County Humane Society
888-294-4477
419-294-4477

Northeast Ohio

Holmes County Humane Society
330-231-5439
Angels for Animals
330-549-1111
Animal Protection Guild
330-649-0443

Stow Kent Animal Hospital Inc.
330-673-0049
This vet honors spay/neuter certificates!
Please first contact the vet clinic then call
Friends of Animals at 1-800-321-PETS to
purchase the certificate.

Southern Ohio Area

Advocates For Animals, Inc.
740-373-0017
Humane Society of Greene Co.
937 376-3001
Mason Family Pet Hospital
513-398-8700
United Coalition for Animals
513-721-7387
Pet Advocate League
937-278-8330
MASH
513-561-6274
The Spay/Neuter Clinic
513-772-1091
SPCA Cincinnati
513-541-6100
All Creatures Animal Hospital
513-797-7387 ext. 109
Sierra's Haven for New & Used Pets
http://www.sierrashaven.org
Miami County Animal Shelter
937-332-6919



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