SPAY/NEUTER

We can reverse the universal acceptance that killing is the only solution to pet over-population.
Our mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats
by reducing the number of unwanted births.

As well as doing transports out of the Riverside Shelter in San Jacinto, CA, START also helps fund their Spay/Neuter program helping low income families “fix” their pets.

Both the START team and the Riverside team have the same goal in mind:

  • To not only reduce the number of animals “in” the shelter system but more importantly reducing the amount of animals “entering” the shelter system and prevent the amount of unnecessary killing due to lack of kennel space.

START also funds Spay/Neuters for low income families in the Lancaster and Cal City desert communities in Southern California. START uses their transport truck to meet the families at a set location where their pets are transported to “Valley Vet Non-Profit Clinic” in Simi Valley, CA. They are then returned to the same location after surgery and met by their families.

To date START has funded over 4,000 Spay/Neuter surgeries and hopes to increase this number.

It’s a simple, easy, doable solution, that will help end the suffering of innocent animals and save tax payers millions of dollars per year.

Benefits of Spaying

  • No heat cycles, therefore males will not
    be attracted to engage with females
  • Less desire to roam
  • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or
    uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated,
    especially if done before the first heat cycle
  • Reduces number of unwanted
    cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Benefits of Neutering

  • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying
    and marking
  • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be
    injured in fights or auto accidents
  • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and
    decreases incidence of prostate disease
  • Reduces number of unwanted
    cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • Decreases aggressive behavior,
    including dog bites
  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Still not convinced

  • An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring can produce 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in 9 years. (Source: Spay USA)
  • In 6 years one unspayed female dog and her offspring, can reproduce 67,000 dogs. (Source: Spay USA)
  • In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. (Source: Humane Society of the United States)
  • Approximately 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)
  • Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. (Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy – Shelter Statistics Survey)
  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. – and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. (Source: Spay USA)
  • An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. Source: (Doris Day Animal League)