Spay and Neuter Information Animal Care Services

Why Spay and Neuter Your Pets?

SEAACA is a strong proponent of altering animals. The most important reason to alter your pet is to prevent more litters of animals. Did you know pet overpopulation is the leading cause of death for dogs and cats? Shelters are overburdened with too many homeless animals. Not all of them will be adopted. Every litter born reduces the chances for other animals to find homes. Until the numbers of cats and dogs drop significantly, many will be humanely euthanized because there is no place for them.

Benefits to You and Your Pet

Spayed and neutered pets are:

  • Healthier, so you save on the cost of vet care
  • Have better temperaments
  • Less prone to bite or act aggressively
  • Less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights
  • More affectionate companions
  • Naturally protective of their family
  • Unlikely to spray and mark territory
  • Never in heat, never pregnant, never giving birth to an unwanted litter
  • Qualify for reduced license fee each year

Early Spaying and Neutering

SEAACA is a proponent of Early Spay/Neuter. Altering pets at a young age diminishes or eliminates deadly cancers of the breast, uterus, ovaries and testicles, and reduces the possibility of prostate disease. Veterinarians indicate surgery on puppies and kittens as young as 8 weeks is safe and recovery is faster.

Why Wait?

Communities spend millions of dollars to pick up, shelter, treat, try to place and euthanize unwanted animals. Unwanted animals on the streets suffer from sickness, hunger, abuse, and often cause accidents. The toll in misery is enormous.

A community that adopts instead of breeds is a more humane, safer and richer place. Check the internet or directories for a Veterinarian near your home or call one of our Partners:

The Lucy Pet Foundation: (855) 499-5829

Stray Paws Animal Haven: (South El Monte Residents Only)  (626) 315-6394


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Due to industry wide veterinarian shortages, obtaining spay/neuter services for your pet may be difficult. Until you are able to have your pet spayed/neutered, below are some tips to preventing mating and unwanted pregnancy/litters:

  • Implement the use of wraps and diapers to prevent reproductive contact. There is an array of options for both male and females including those that are washable.

  • Keep male and female pets of the same species separate, especially when you are not around to monitor their interactions. This includes animals that are genetically related such as a mother and one of her offspring or a brother and sister. Although the animals may be from the same bloodline, it does not mean that they are unable to reproduce. Furthermore, inbred offspring are more likely to have hereditary abnormalities, higher mortality rates and lower growth rates.

  • Do not let your pet(s) roam free in the neighborhood. Keep your pet(s) of the opposite sex away from other pets as it may result in an unwanted pregnancy/litters. 

  • Both dogs and cats can reproduce multiple litters a year, so even if your female pet has offspring, it does not mean that additional litters will stop.

  • Schedule your pet’s spay/neuter appointment as quickly as possible to prevent unwanted behavior and unwanted pregnancy/litters.