Spaying of females (ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy) and neutering of males (castration) is necessary and desirable for both the effective control of unwanted animal populations.
As such, the Regina Humane Society supports:
- Sterilization of companion animals that are not intended for responsible breeding purposes.
- Municipal authorities charging differential license fees for sterilized versus unsterilized companion animals.
- Spaying or neutering all companion animals whether sold or adopted prior to moving them to their permanent homes.
- Early (pediatric) spay and neuter of cats and dogs.
- Spay and neuter not only helps to reduce the population of unwanted, homeless companion animals, but also carries a number of behaviour and health benefits for animals.
NOTE: Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian about the right spay/neuter options for their pet.