Fixing Montgomery County
Introducing a new program in our area!
FIXING MONTGOMERY COUNTY
If we are to make strides on behalf of the animals in the Houston and surrounding areas,
all residents of our community need to realize that spaying and neutering their pets will
not only give their pets longer lives but will also help prevent the flow of kittens and
puppies entering our local shelters. Contrary to popular belief, unvaccinated kittens and
puppies rarely get out of our shelters alive.
They typically die in the shelter or shortly
after adoption from diseases like parvo and distemper.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Together we can make positive changes for the animals in our community. The Woodlands
Dog Park Club
has formed a partnership with Spay/Houston
help get this effort rolling.
TWDPC is subsidizing the costs of spay/neuter vouchers for the pets of people in need of
financial assistance (SSI, food stamps, unemployment, disability, Medicaid, or WIC). Your
co-pay will be $20.00 if you qualify. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in this program or if you would like to help sponsor animals. Please do not
place animals without having them spayed or neutered. For kittens or pups that are too
small, please make sure that adopters will spay/neuter and that the pet will be part of their
family. Pets should not be considered disposable. They are important family members.
The Woodlands Dog Park Club has been a non profit since 2004. Bettering the Lives of our Best Friends
is our mission. We have donated more than $300,000 to the cause of homeless animals since we were
formed. Please check our website for additional information: www.thewoodlandsdogparkclub.org.
Spay/Houston is a low cost spay/neuter and wellness/vaccination clinic for cats, dogs, and rabbits for
the general public located near Houstonís Intercontinental Airport. You do not have to be on public
assistance to use this clinic. Visit www.spayhouston.org or call 281-260-0015 for a full list of services,
pricing and hours of operation. Would you like to help, but canít afford to donate? Click here to find out
more about volunteering and recycling: http://www.spayhouston.org/index_files/Page1445.htm.
Do you qualify?
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SPAYING & NEUTERING...
Do you know what happened to your dogís puppies or your catís kittens?
- Those in need of financial assistance.
- Food stamps
Over 250,000 pets enter into Houston and surrounding area animal shelters each year including the puppies
and kittens of purebred animals. More than half of these homeless pets are put to sleep. Your petís puppies
and kittens could end up put to sleep or suffering in the streets. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the
number of unwanted pets and pet deaths.
Do you know that unvaccinated pups and kittens surrendered to local shelters are 10 times more
likely to die of disease than they are to get a home?
If anyone is under the misconception that unvaccinated pups who are dumped at shelters will survive, please
know the survival rate is very low. Distemper, Parvo and canine influenza will take them before a potential
Preventing Dog Bites
4 out of 5 dog bites are by male dogs who are not neutered. Do you really want to lose your dog because it
bit someoneís child? Do you want to be responsible for your dog hurting a child?
Preventing Destructive and Annoying Behavior
Harris and Montgomery County shelters just cannot absorb accidental litters!
- Spaying and neutering makes your pets much easier to live with!
- Male cat urine from an unneutered cat is about 100 times as intense as a neutered male. You
will see a huge decrease in the smell 1 week after your cat is neutered.
- Female pets wonít go into heat after they are spayed. No more howling or the need for messy
- Spaying and neutering cuts down on the urge for marking behavior (spraying or soiling indoors).
A kitten can get pregnant as early as 5 months of age. They will mate with brothers and sisters even from the
same litter. Cats can have 4 litters of kittens per year! It is important that you spay and neuter your pets
between the ages of 4 to 5 months.
Aside from the many health benefits to your pet, spaying and neutering helps lower risk to the people
DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT SPAY/NEUTER
My female pet should have a litter before she is spayed.
A female spayed before her first heat has 1/7 the risk of developing mammary cancer.
Spaying or neutering will alter my petís personality.
Any slight changes will be positive. Neutering will reduce the need to breed, which has a
calming effect on many animals. Neutered male canines and felines tend to stop roaming
and fighting, and they also lose the desire to mark their territory with urine.
Companion animals will become fat and lazy if they are neutered.
Lack of exercise and overfeeding make pets fat and lazy Ė not neutering. Your pet will
not gain weight if you provide exercise and monitor food intake.
Letting my pet have a litter will allow my children to witness the miracle of birth.
Countless books and videos are available to teach your children about birth in a
responsible manner. Letting your pet produce offspring that you have no intention of
keeping is teaching your children irresponsibility. Anyone who has seen an animal put to
sleep in a shelter for lack of a home knows the truth behind this dangerous myth.