"Fix A Kitty" Low-Cost Sterilization
Program for Cats
$20 Sterilization for cats of low income cat guardians.
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for more information
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Guardians and homeless animals. Find out
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HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPAY/NEUTER
ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND CLINICS.
"No Kill" STARTS with No
Sterilize, Don't Euthanize. See video.
Spay and Neuter
Songs. Learn the SPAYING
Why Spay and
Animals have no psychological drive to reproduce and sterilization is
better for the pet, better for the guardian, and better for the community.
In both sexes sterilization decreases the impulse to wander in search
of a mate. This decreases the threat of injuries, poisoning,
accidents, and cruelty.
Sterilization significantly decreases the incidence of certain common
cancers (prostate, mammary, uterine) and infections (pyometria).
Sterilization decreases aggression and fighting which makes for a
better pet who can still be protective.
Spayed females will no longer go into heat attracting all the local
males. Neutered male dogs generally stop aggressive sexual behavior
(mounting) and neutered male cats generally don't spray.
What is Involved?
Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of the female.
Neutering involves removal of the testicles of the male.
It can be done at
any age over 2 months old if the weight is over 2
One breeding pair of dogs and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs
in six years.
One breeding pair of cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 cats
in seven years.
Every year nearly 30 MILLION cats and dogs are born in the US.
Only 10% will find safe and loving homes.
Every year 6-10
MILLION are killed including about 10,000
right here in Brevard Most are adoptable but can't find homes.
Millions more roam the streets as strays dying prematurely from
accidents, starvation, poisoning, disease and cruelty.
Euthanasia is the single largest cause of death for cats and dogs in
the US. Nearly 65% of animals in shelters are killed.
The single biggest cause of animal overpopulation is people who do not
sterilize their pets.
Nationwide the costs of trying to manage animal
overpopulation may be 2 BILLION dollars. In Brevard County it costs
|1 An animal
should be at lease 6 months old before sterilization.
||1 Early age
sterilization ( as young as 2 months) is encouraged and endorsed by the
American Veterinary Medical Association.
|2 A female
should have a heat cycle or litter before being spayed.
||2 There is
NO medical evidence to support this assertion.
don't need to be neutered because they don't have the litters.
||3 It takes
two... and a single male can impregnate several females.
and neutering is too costly.
||4 There are
low cost clinics and financial assistance is available.
Sterilization will make my pet fat and lazy.
Overfeeding, not sterilization, causes this.
|6 I will
find homes for the litter.
takes homes from shelter animals who may then be killed.
will make my dog less "masculine."
aggressive, yes. Less "masculine," no. They are NOT
Children should see THE
MIRACLE OF BIRTH.
||8 Then they
should also see the tragedy of death. (Get a movie or a book!)
THE FACTS: LIFE
AND DEATH AT BREVARD COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTERS (North and South Animal Care
Centers, NACC and SACC)
Fiscal Year 2009
(October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
statistics are similar
SACC and NACC are county shelters and are
"open admission" shelters that take EVERY animal brought to them
by anyone, at any time, for any reason, including those turned away by
WERE TYPICAL STATISTICS FOR MANY YEARS. THEY ARE A LITTLE BETTER
RECENTLY, BUT THOUSANDS ARE STILL KILLED EVERY YEAR. IT'S A
HIGH EUTHANASIA RATES ARE NOT A SHELTER
PROBLEM. THEY ARE A COMMUNITY PROBLEM WHERE IRRESPONSIBLE AND/OR
UNINFORMED PEOPLE WITH A THROW-AWAY MENTALITY FORCE SHELTERS TO DO THEIR
Spay/Neuter Clinics and Assistance:
Animal Guardians of
Brevard Animal Services (BASE)
Florida Aid to Animals - 741 Creel St.,
Brevard Aid to Animals - 2161 Aurora Rd., Melbourne
SPCA of North Brevard - 455 Cheney Hwy, Titusville 321-269-0536
Central Brevard Humane Society (CBHS)
321-636-3343 Ext. 206
Brevard Community Animal Hospital, Melbourne
United Humanitarians - Cocoa 321-636-7002
Assistance Programs and Clinics have resulted in
nearly 6000 animals being
sterilized to date. We provide low cost spaying and neutering, and financial assistance to those who want to
be responsible pet guardians and sterilize their pets, but are financially
unable to do so. Financial aid is is subject to applicant eligibility and program
resources. Download our application
for financial aid, or contact us for more
HELP US CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES. PLEASE MAKE A DONATION
TODAY. THANK YOU
Guardians of Brevard is sponsoring the "FIX A KITTY" cat
with the SPCA of North Brevard. Please click here for more
Guardians of Brevard has
had to curtail our Spay-Neuter Program due to low funding and we are
no longer able to provide assistance besides the "Fix A
Kitty" program with the SPCA, and occasional special event
clinics. Please check back here for information.
Donations are always welcome and will allow us to resume
assistance sooner and sponsor larger clinics. Thank you for your understanding.
check here for upcoming clinics to be held
by Animal Guardians of Brevard.
Please check directly with area low-cost
clinics for local low-cost sterilization options.
We do NOT spay and neuter pets purchased from
breeders or pet stores, or adopted from
rescue organizations for an adoption fee. If you cannot afford the
cost of sterilization and necessary shots in addition to the price or adoption fee,
then please adopt from a responsible organization where it is all
included. Generally the fee is no higher and the animals are
just as wonderful!
Help us make
sterilization more accessible and affordable in Brevard County.
The need for these services is acute and widespread
and our efforts are just a start. A comprehensive plan is necessary to bring
about a significant reduction in the number of homeless animals.
Please call or write your county commissioners
and let them know you want a comprehensive plan to make Brevard County a No
More Homeless Pets County.
PLEASE DONATE towards the
low cost and mobile spay/neuter clinics.
Our Spay/Neuter Brochure for Adults
Our Spay/Neuter Brochure for
Registration and Financial Assistance Application