Why Should You Spay/Neuter?

According to the American Humane Association, only one in 10 of the 30 million puppies and kittens born annually find permanent homes. Approximately 35% of shelter animals are adopted; the rest, some 6 to 8 million annually, are euthanized.
There are two main reasons for these tragic numbers:

1. Pet owners who do not sterilize their pet and contribute to wanton, ill-considered breeding

2. Pet owners who fail to make a lifetime commitment to their pets by training them or taking them with them when they move.

What are the advantages to sterilizing your pet? Female pets who are spayed are:

Male pets who are neutered are: