Community Spay – Neuter Program

Unforgettable Underdogs Dog Rescue has partnered with Fox Valley Humane Association to help more families get their dogs spayed and neutered. You will first need to be approved for FVHA’s low income program, to learn more about that please visit https://www.foxvalleypets.org/charitable-vet-services/.  Once you are approved for their program we need you to complete our application, please fill out our application.   We will do our best to accommodate every family!  This may mean we will pay a portion or all of your spay / neuter service.

If you are looking to help families applying for our help, please consider making a donation via our PayPal Link below.  These funds go specifically to this program and will always go back to the community in preventing more homeless pets.


 

Why Spay / Neuter?

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.

Here are some of the medical benefits:

  • Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
  • Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

And behavioral benefits:

  • Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
  • Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from the house. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.
  • Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering.

Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.

Debunking Spay/Neuter Myths and Misconceptions

  • Spaying or neutering will not cause your pet to become overweight.Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor her food intake.
  • Neutering is not as a quick fix for all behavior problems. Although neutering your pet often reduces undesirable behaviors caused by a higher level of testosterone, there’s no guarantee that your dog’s behavior will change after he’s neutered. Although the surgery will reduce the amount of testosterone in your dog’s system, it won’t eliminate the hormone completely. Neutering will also not reduce behaviors that your pet has earned or that have become habitual. The effects of neutering are largely dependent on your dog’s individual personality, physiology and history.

Excerpt from – http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/spayneuter-your-pet

 

Other low cost spay / neuter options for those of you not needing our financial assistance but still looking for cost savings

  • One of the great benefits of adopting is that your new pet should already be spayed/neuter so the benefits will be realized immediately! If you need to spay/neuter your pet, find a low cost spay/neuter programs here.

Do your pets and the homeless population a huge favor by spaying and neutering your pets!