Bridging the Worlds PO Box 9109 Santa Fe, NM 87504 Phone: 505-501-1887
Spay and Neuter Fund
Our program to spay and neuter every animal who enters the sanctuary. And to assist families who can't afford this essential surgery for their pets. You can help support this program by donating money using the button on the left, or by volunteering to help educate people about the benefits and necessity of spay and neuter. To learn more about the benefits of spaying and neutering your pets, and the over population of dogs and cats in our Nation, please read the articles below.
Did you know? Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. - and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.
What can you do to stop the suffering? Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.
Good for You, Your Pet, and the Community
Prevent A Litter - It's Good for You
• Spayed and neutered pets are better, more affectionate, companions. • Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory. • Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates its heat cycle, which can last twenty-one days, twice a year, in dogs, and anywhere from three to fifteen days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat often cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals. • Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to bite. Unaltered animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those that have been spayed or neutered.
Prevent a Litter - It's Good for Your Pet
• Spayed and neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. • Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer. • Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the incidence of prostate cancer. • Neutered animals are less likely to roam and fight.
Prevent A Litter - It's Good for the Community
• Communities spend millions of dollars to control and eliminate unwanted animals. Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks. Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.