Pit Bull Rescue

ARFF MO © All rights reserved

  --  Estimated numbers of homeless dogs and cats top 70 million in the U.S. – 45 times more cats and 15 times more dogs than humans.

  --  There are only about 3,500 animal shelters in the U.S – not enough to take in this number of animals in need.

  --  Approximately 6 to 8 million stray dogs and cats enter shelters each year. 
 

  --  About 3.7 million animals in shelters (one every eight seconds) are euthanized each year because homes cannot be found for them. 

  --  Over 25% of dogs in shelters are purebred dogs! 


Enough with the excuses...let's look at some facts!

Overpopulation is caused by:

  --  Pets not being spay/neutered


  --  Pets that are intentionally bred (every purchased pet is one that will not be adopted in a shelter – and every purchased pet has the potential to be entered into a shelter, increasing shelter and overpopulation numbers)

  --  Pets being acquired by owners who are not prepared to spend the time and money necessary to support the animal, so they are entered into a shelter or abandoned.

To Spay and Neuter or Not to Spay and Neuter???
That is the question!

Benefits to fixing your pet...

"It'll make him a better dog to keep them!"

"I just haven't got to it yet!"

"I just can't take away Rover's manhood like that." 

"I thought I would make some easy money selling the puppies."

Religious Reasons 

"I just don't know."

"I don't have time to deal with it!"

"I want my child to witness the miracle of birth. "

​"I don't have the money for spaying or neutering." 

Benefits to spaying.......

Benefits to neutering......

Responsible pet owners make sure that their pets are not contributing to this serious over-population problem. Neutered/Spayed pets are actually healthier pets.​



Neutering your dog will decrease it's desire to roam which will reduce it's exposure to infectious diseases.

 If the surgery is done before the pet reaches sexual maturity, certain undesirable sexual behavior traits may be avoided (mounting, humping, spraying, fighting, aggressive behavior, etc.)

Neutering lessons the risk of anal tumors, prostrate diseases, and eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer developing.




Spaying your dog will eliminate the mess of a dog in heat and the attracting of males. Aside from making sure that she does not become pregnant, spaying should be done for the following medical reasons:

Early spaying will drastically reduce the chance of breast tumors, the most common cancer of the un-spayed female.

(If a dog is spayed before her first heat, it is almost guaranteed that she will not develop breast tumors. If a dog is spayed after 2 1/2 years of age or is not spayed at all, she has a one out of four chance of having mammary tumors.)
Spaying eliminates the future risk of developing a uterine infection. These infections are extremely common in un-spayed dogs and can be life threatening.
> The risk of cystic ovaries, false pregnancies, hormonal disorders, and behavioral problems are greatly reduced.​


​**Generally dogs are spayed or neutered around 6 months of age,

however they can be fixed as early as 6 weeks of age.**

Do the math before thinking about breeding your pet..........