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Why spaying and neutering are essential

First, and most importantly, spaying and neutering your pet greatly reduces the population of unwanted animals who would otherwise die of starvation, disease or eaten as prey.

Just as important are the health benefits. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, early spaying in females greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer and urinary disease. Early neutering will eliminate male spraying, minimize the desire to roam or fight and will significantly reduce the incidence of prostate and testicular cancer.

Pets should be spayed or neutered between 4 and 6 months of age, before they either go into heat or start to spray. This procedure can be done after this age, but it may take a few weeks before their hormones stabilize and you begin to see the benefits.

Five million dogs and cats are put to death every year because they cannot find homes. You can help prevent these needless deaths by spaying and neutering your pets and by encouraging friends and family to do the same. You can also help by finding room in your hearts and homes for a homeless animal. Please adopt, or consider fostering, a homeless dog or cat.

Volunteers/Fosters Needed

The number of cats we can rescue and rehome depends on the number of volunteers and fosters we have. Fosters are our lifeblood - they care for one or more cats until adopted. 9 Lives provides all supplies and vet work. The foster provides a loving home and attention until the cat finds it's forever home. Volunteers help at the adoption fairs, visit and help care for our cats at the Powers Petsmart adoption center, or provide transport as needed. If you are interested in helping our wonderful cats, please contact us at 719 541-4640 or cats@colorado9lives.com

Lost Pets

If you ever find that you have lost a beloved pet, please visit www.amberalertforpets.com. This website has been set up in order to have pet owners help other pet owners if there is a missing pet. Please take a few minutes to have a look at their website and register to help out other likeminded pet owners.

Please feel free to send any comments about this site to webmaster@colorado9lives.com

Here are other Animal Rescue sites that we team with:

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Pit Bull Rescue Central logo

An informative pet health blog