Wags and Whiskers ~ Spay / Neuter Advocates

Spay and Neuter 

Over 2,100 unwanted animals were turned into the local animal shelters and rescues in 2014, or about one for every six families in the County.  

The overpopulation of dogs and cats in Cumberland County, as in most parts of the U.S., can only be controlled by Spay and Neuter programs.  We cannot build enough housing for the thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens born each year.  Even if we could, long-term housing in a shelter is not a healthy life for these animals.

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Spay and Neuter is good for the animal

Spayed and neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. The surgery can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult and expensive to treat. Spaying females eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer. Neutering male dogs reduces the chances of prostate cancer and other prostate disorders.

Spay and Neuter is good for the owner

Spayed and neutered pets are better, more affectionate companions. Neutered cats are much less likely to spray and mark territory. Spaying a female pet eliminates their heat cycle so they won’t cry and yowl, won't be so nervous and won’t attract male animals. Altered animals are less likely to bite and less likely to have behavior and temperament problems. Neutered males are less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away and get in to fights.

  "Multipying Cats" Video on U-Tube

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Our Local Veterinarians | Spay / Neuter Clinics | Assistance Organizations

Veterinarians

Upper Cumberland Veterinary Clinic  931-484-9059
Plateau Animal Hospital  931-484-8060
The Animal Hospital 931-484-5521
Highland Veterinary Clinic  931-484-2614
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital  931-459-2006
Village Veterinary Clinic  931-456-9800
Homestead Animal Medical Clinic 931-484-5521

Clinics

Humane Society of  Putnam County's Clinic - Cookeville, TN 931-372-2728  website
Planned Pet Hood Clinic - Harriman, TN  865-882-9966 

Assistance Organizations
 
Wags and Whiskers  788-2201 ~ click here to learn how this program works
Cats Meow - Crossville  931-456-9965

  Spay TN (Spay / Neuter information and resources in Tennessee)

Websites with more information

Humane Society of the U.S.

ASPCA top 10 Reasons
Spay Tennessee

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