To spay and neuter your pet cat or dog is essential. It is essential because there are too many homeless pets already.
You might be wondering, why neuter a pet? There is one main reason why to neuter a pet, and that is, overpopulation. The reason for pet overpopulation is, is that many people do not get their pet dog or cat spayed or neutered. In not spaying or neutering your pet cat or dog, you are contributing and causing the pet overpopulation crisis.
If you do not spay or neuter your pet cat or pet dog, you not only contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis, you also are condemning those unwanted pet cats and pet dogs to a life in a shelter. Or worse, your pet cat or pet dog could end up in a kill-shelter.
Kill-shelters have a very high kill rate for pet cats and pet dogs. The chances are very high that any pet cat or pet dog that you put into a kill-shelter, will be killed. This is especially true for specific pets, such as black cats.
There is a higher chance that a black cat will be killed at a kill-shelter, than any other type of pet, including dogs. Black cats are known to be left in shelters, not adopted. There is as much as a 70% chance that a black cat will not get adopted. Therefore, if the cat you put into a kill-shelter is black, it is much more likely to be killed. Or, if you put a black cat into a normal shelter, the chances are very high that they will not be adopted, especially when considering other cats.
Where can I get free spay or neuter for my pet?
Now that you are aware that not spaying or neutering your pet cat or pet dog contribute to the pet overpopulation crises, you will be thinking where can I spay or neuter them? For free, if you lack the funds.
There are many ways that you can either get free spay or neuter for your pet cat or pet dog, or, you can get a contribution paid towards spaying you pet cat or dog.
It doesn't matter whether you have a female cat, or male cat. It doesn't matter whether you have a female dog, or male dog. No matter the sex, spaying and neutering your pet is highly advisable. As is such, there are links below which can either give you free spaying and neutering for your pet, or, will give you a contribution fee towards spaying and neutering your pet.
Help with free (or partial paid) spaying and neutering is below. Under each country:
Cats Protection: http://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/financial-assistance
Dogs Trust: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/neutering/low-cost-neutering
The Irish Blue Cross: http://www.bluecross.ie/welfare_schemes.html
Young Williams animal shelter (discount): http://www.young-williams.org/spay-neuter-your-pet/how-much-does-it-cost-2/
Spay Shuttle (low cost): http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/spay_shuttle.htm
Pet medical crisis fund: http://www.petmedicalcrisisfund.com.au/specialist.shtml
Second hope circle: http://www.secondhopecircle.org/index.php/resources/pet-owner-factsheets/20-petowner-factsheets/63-pet-financial-aid-factsheet
Animal assistance: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/animal-assistance-society-of-the-niagara-region/
Meow Foundation: http://www.meowfoundation.com/programs/snap/
Financial aid: http://bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets
Humane Society United States: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html?referrer=https://www.google.co.uk/
Pet Financial Aid: http://pgaa.com/index.php/financial-aid-for-pets/
Paws in Need: http://www.paws-in-need.org/spay-neuter/
Low cost or free neuter by state: http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html