BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DELPHOS — There are many, many good reasons for pet parents to spay or neuter their dog or cat. It is a proven way to reduce overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them and reduces breeding-related health risks. According to The Humane Society, each year in the U.S. there are 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs — about one every 10 seconds — put down. Close to 16,000 cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters each day and only half find lifelong homes.
The Delphos Animal Hospital’s Dr. Bonnie Jones says there are many health benefits to spaying and neutering for both male and female pets.