Most pet owners know about the benefits of having their dogs spayed or neutered. Besides providing a great way to help control the pet over population problem, these relatively minor surgical procedures also offer a host of health benefits for the dogs themselves ranging from cancer prevention to behavioral issues.
While most dog owners would love to be able to say they've helped prevent cancer, aggressive behavior or other undesirable problems with their favorite animals, the reality is not everyone can afford to do so. Between finances and issues of getting time off from work to pick up and drop off an animal at the vet, it's a simple fact that time and money are the biggest impediments most people cite for not having their dogs sterilized.
As the reasons for people's reluctance become more evident to government agencies, humane societies and other animal control organizations, more and more programs are springing up to help dog owners get their animals sterilized. Most organizations operate low-cost programs using volunteer, licensed veterinarians, but some have full-time paid staff. A few agencies in America even provide drop off and pick up service for people who find the transportation issue impossible to overcome.
What is available will depend on the agencies within one's own community, but the possibilities can include:
Anyone looking to find out information on affordable spay/neuter programs in their area can check in the following places:
Most dog owners are aware of the benefits of getting their animals spayed or neutered. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the time and money that might be involved in the process. Fortunately, these great options can make the procedure both time- and cost-effective for the budget-conscious pet owner.
Article courtesy of Pet360