In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the United States alone there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically the rest are euthanized. These are healthy sweet pets who would have made great companions. Spaying and neutering is the single most important thing that we can do to prevent cats and dogs from the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes. Every time we spay or neuter just one animal, we actually prevent the death of hundreds of dogs and cats.
Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Most animals experience relatively little discomfort and are back to their normal activities within a day or two. Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Altered animals are less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia that are spread through bodily fluids.
Communities spend millions of taxpayer dollars each year coping with problems that a failure to spay and neuter causes. The one-time cost of spaying or neutering is far lower than the expense involved in rounding up strays, feeding and housing abandoned animals, and euthanizing those for whom homes can’t be found.
It is our mission at SASF to reduce the number of homeless pets and so we offer two options for low cost spay and neuter to the public. SASF’s Hampton Bays location offers low cost spaying and neutering, rabies vaccinations, and micro-chipping every other Friday. Click on the button below to view our monthly schedule, view our price list and to make an appointment. SASF also offers low cost spay and neutering, rabies vaccinations, and micro-chipping “on the road.” Our Veterinary Mobile Clinic which was granted to us by the ASPCA travels throughout New York State. Click on the button below to view our Veterinary Mobile Clinic monthly schedule and to make an appointment.Veterinary Mobile Clinic