The importance of neutering and spaying cats and dogs

Spaying and neutering street cats and stray dogs and also pets from owners are vital to decrease and possibly put an end to overpopulation in our community.
They often end up in the shelter and face the possibility of euthanization or live a dangerous life on the streets where disease and early death is common.

Consider this:

  • One female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats in seven years
  • One female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs in six years
  • Spaying and neutering will also lead to a reduced urge for pets to roam which decreases their risk for contracting diseases or getting hurt. There will be less fighting whereby the animals sometimes inflict nasty wounds to each other.

Why help is needed for the stray cats and dogs

If you see the pictures no further explanation is needed.

Although many Turkish people are also animal lovers many, unlike citizens in most European countries, often they do not have the funds for neutering, spaying and even medical care.

That is why there are so many stray cats and dogs and the number is increasing every year.



Some municipalities are performing neutering and spaying but due to the large number of animals it is like carrying water to the sea. Many owners unfortunately believe that neutering and spaying their dog or cat is unnatural and harms their animal.

The best way to help an animal is to prevent it being born.

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