Why Spay and Neuter?

In 2017, Animal Control in Burke County killed 2,232 dogs and cats.

Last year the number of dogs and cats euthanized was 2,259.

These statistics are down from the previous years, but we must do better!

Chances are, if you are a resident of Burke County, you saw a stray on your way to work this morning. That stray was no doubt the offspring of one of those owned Burke County pets.

  • Spay and Neuter for a Happy & Healthy Pet. Spaying and neutering removes discomfort, distress, and distraction associated with breeding. On average, spayed and neutered pets live longer, too. 
  • Spay and Neuter to Prevent Cancer.  When you spay and neuter your pet, you reduce and/or eliminate the chance of cancers such as prostate, testicular, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
  • Spay and Neuter to Prevent Unwanted Litters. Dogs and cats without owners create problems.They get into the trash and get hit by cars. Cats spray foul odors and dogs pack-up. Let’s make Burke County a better place for the people and the pets!
  • Spay and Neuter to Promote Personal Responsibility. Humans created the cat and dog overpopulation crisis. Let’s promote personal responsibility to solve the problem by preventing future litters.