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Clyde was neutered at four
months old.

Pit bulls are especially hard to find good and permanent homes for. Therefore, many more of them are euthanized for no other reason than there are not enough homes.
With today's surgical procedures, puppies and kittens can be safely spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks of age. This juvenile spay/neuter procedure has been available for more than ten years. Shelters routinely utilize juvenile spay/neuter in their adoption programs so that no puppies or kittens leave the shelter unsterilized. Shown at the left is Clyde, now over four years old, who was neutered at four months of age. As you can see, his muscling, head development and overall structure were not negatively affected by neutering him at an early age.

"She should have one litter first, to settle her down"
This is an old wives tale. Having a litter willl not improve her health or permanently change her personality — although she may be tired and irritable while nursing offspring. Every hour, about 2,500 puppies and kittens are born in the U.S.

If a dog or cat has four offspring every year (a low number), 2 of them female, and each of these females also has four offspring each year, 2 of them female, by the seventh year, the original mother will have 4,372 descendants.



Each year, there are over 15 million animals destroyed in animal shelters because there are no homes for them.



Please spay/neuter your pets.
They will live happier, longer,
healthier lives.
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