Yes, it’s wonderful that things such as cats and dogs are able to roam the earth and be taken care of by people who need something they can pet and show affection to.
However, just because a person wants to take care of ONE animal, it doesn’t mean they have a desire to care for their animal’s offspring. And when an animal gets in heat and starts getting it on with every available mate in the neighborhood, there’s always a chance that (a) it could produce offspring and (b) it could produce a high number of offspring.
In either case, that lover of ONE animal may not want to become a lover of (insert number of offspring here) animals.
It’s a good thing, then, that someone came up with the idea of spaying or neutering one’s pets to prevent them from being able to procreate!
Yep, animals of just about all kind (especially mammals) can have their reproductive organs removed, whether it be spaying the female (i.e. taking out its ovaries) or neutering the male (ripping off its testicles).
And it’s a good thing, too. There are already plenty of unwanted animals sitting around in shelters and pounds that aren’t being taken care of by anybody – the last thing this world needs is for people to let their pets produce more animals that won’t be taken care of. If you know you love your pet but don’t want 5 or 6 mini-me versions of it running around, do the responsible thing: get its nuts hacked off or swipe out its ovaries, okay?
Ah, procedures that limit procreation via neutering… now THAT’S something to be thankful for! (For more on what exactly neutering is, click HERE.)
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