Spay or neuter pets

Published 4:12 am Saturday, September 2, 2017

By Sun Davisworth

For The Daily News

On Aug. 25, the Magnolia Chapter of Humane Society, Wendy Rawls of Last Lifeline Animal Organization, and councilman Scott Ard trapped three female cats and one male. They were spayed and neutered on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Peace does not exist when our minds are filled with anger, hate, and destruction. We must work diligently to develop a great army of patience in order to subdue these enemies. The ethical treatment of nature’s creations is a true indicator of a well developed civilized society.

The ASPCA, a professional animal organization, gives us reasons to spay and neuter our pets.

  • Females will live a longer and healthier life.
  • Neutering helps to prevent males from getting testicular cancer.
  • Spayed females will not go into heat.
  • Male dogs will not roam away from home.
  • Males will behave better.
  • Spaying and neutering will not make pets fat.
  • It is cost effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of caring for a litter.
  • Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. Stray animals pose a problem in our community.
  • Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. There are tons of books and videos available to teach children about birth in a responsible way.
  • Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Spaying refers to the removal of the female’s uterus and ovaries. Neutering often refers to the male. It is the removal of the male’s testes. Even though neutering is referred to the male, it can be referred to the female as well.

Sun Davisworth is a Bogalusa resident and a regular contributor of columns about cats and other furry friends.