It’s no myth, there is an overpopulation of unwanted pets in Serbia. Every year more and more dogs and cats end up homeless, and sadly there are just not enough people who adopt pets from associations like Pet Mondo. Countless others never make it to shelters and suffer without someone to care for them. Spaying or neutering pets prevents animals from being born accidentally, and is the most effective and humane way to save animals lives.
The word “spay” refers to the sterilization of female pets so she cannot become pregnant. The term “neuter,” while more commonly used to refer to the castration of male pets, can be used to describe the sterilization of either female or male pets through the removal of reproductive organs. The surgeries are performed by a veterinarian while animals are under general anesthesia so that they do not feel pain.
How Pet Mondo supports spay and neuter
We view spay/neuter as one of the key activities to achieving our ultimate “No Homeless Pets” goal. Here are just a few of the things Pet Mondo is doing to increase the number of animals being spayed and neutered:
- Spaying and neutering every animal adopted from our association
- Offering low and no-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs owned by low-income residents in the greater Belgrade and Novi Sad area
- Collaborating with spay/neutering clinics, the Pet Mondo network partners, that offer discounted prices
- Holding events in targeted communities to promote spaying and neutering
Read more about our plans and goals to help homeless pets here.
Making the decision to spay or neuter
Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet is one of the most important and beneficial choices you can make for your animal. And when you consider all of the positives, it is also one of the easiest. From your pet’s health and behavior to the eradication of overpopulation, spaying and neutering have a long-term effect on your animal’s—and society’s—well-being.
our companion will live a longer, healthier life and you will experience fewer headaches if you get him or her spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates:
- Reduces overall health issues, which is good for your pet and also lowers his medical costs.
- Increases life expectancy. Spaying or neutering your dog will increase life expectancy by one to three years. It will increase your cat’s life expectancy by three to five years.
- Reduces desire to roam, improving safety by reducing injury from fights or auto accidents.
- Makes for a better family pet. Pets who are spayed or neutered are easier to train and more focused on their family.
very year, thousands of homeless cats and dogs die due to starvation, diseases, cold and other causes. Many are even killed in shelters just because there are simply too many of them. When effectively delivered and combined with vaccinations, spay/neuter provides humane and effective way to reduce the number of animals living on the streets, and improves the health of those remaining.
- A female cat can produce an average of 3 litters in one year, and the average number of kittens in a feline litter is 5. So, in just 2 years, 1 female cat and her offspring could produce 225 cats.
- With an average of 1 litter of 5 puppies per year, in just 2 years, a female dog and her offspring could produce 25 dogs.