Pediatric Spay/Neuter Endorsements


There are at least 11 national organizations which endorse sterilization surgery for all kittens 8 weeks and older, prior to their adoption. Below are the links to 10 national organizations’ specific WebPages on this topic, by its various names: Pediatric Spay/Neuter, Juvenile Spay/Neuter, Pre-Adoption Sterilization, Early Neutering, and Prepuberal Gonadectomy. (Also, The American Kennel Club has endorsed this protocol in a video produced by the American Humane Association, although they do not have a webpage endorsement.)

American Veterinary Medical Association The Humane Society American Animal Hospital Association

National Animal Control Association Best Friends American Humane Association

Spay USA Alley Cat Allies Cat Fanciers Association

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals