1. “Just ONE litter, and the we’ll get Fluffy spayed.”
Virtually the entire pet overpopulation stems from this mentality.
2. The procedure is too expensive.
Low-cost spay/neuter services are everywhere. Google it.
3. My dog is pure-bred, so her litters are worth more.
25% of animals euthanized in shelters are pure-breds. And is one beating heart really worth more than another?
4. We always find homes for all the kittens.
….which means that an equal number of kittens at the pound will be euthanized.
5. My dog doesn’t run loose, she he doesn’t need to be fixed.
Murphy’s law states otherwise.
6. My dog is so cute and unique. There should be more like her.
Animal shelters are full of “cute and unique” dogs that only have a few days to live.
7. I just couldn’t look at my dog in the eye if I had him castrated.
How about a vasectomy instead?
8. A female should have at least one litter for health reason.
Medically, factually, and ethically indefensible
9. Neutering my dog will make him fat and lazy.
No, overfeeding and lack of exercise will make him fat and lazy.
10. Neutering my pet will change his personality.
A pet’s personality is most influenced by the kindness and care with which you rains him/her.
*source – Portage Animal Welfare Society