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Devon asked in PetsOther - Pets · 2 months ago

About pets?

With how the mindset on animals, such as both tame and feral. With how it seems autopilot spade and castrate, will we eventually just kill off our pet population? As any video about a cat or dog, if caught stray and even if give to a family it is spaded and castrated before its adopted off. 

And even is recommended that you do so... with this will we not kill off our pet population?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, because there are far more animals born and abandoned every year than there are homes available for them. That's the reason why most animal shelters are kill shelters. Stray animals are only kept for a short period, and then euthanized if no one claims them. That might sound cruel, but it's far better than the alternative, which is allowing abandoned animals to starve or die from disease or exposure to the weather.

    And the correct term for the surgery which makes a female dog or cat sterile is "spaying" OR (and this is the medical name for the surgery) ovariohysterectomy.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No it won't eliminate the dog/cat population and all shelters/rescues should be spaying/neutering all and any animals they take in before they are adopted out

  • 2 months ago

    The term for neutering a female animal is spaying.   To spay.   No need for a garden implement.   

    For what it's worth, it's about irresponsible breeding that would benefit from controls.   We spayed all our bitches on retirement.   But we only castrated our males for medical need.   We had NO unplanned litters from any of our hounds and none of them roamed free to be a nuisance.

    Most animals coming from Shelters are neutered before being rehomed, if needed.

    I'd suggest with the best will in the world, it would never be possible to 'kill off' as you put it, the world's pet population.    What we need is responsible breeders and owners who look after their pets properly which means they don't roam and produce unwanted litters.

  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    People have been spaying and neutering their pets for decades, and yet the unwanted animals in shelters continues to increase.

    We are in no danger of killing off our pet population.

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  • 2 months ago

    i would hope theyre not going to kill all the pets

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