A total of 80 beneficiaries availed of the free Spay and Neuter of felines and canine and held in Barangay Natumulan Covered Court, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental under the efforts of the Department of Agriculture under the supervision of Department Head Mr. Roy Hugo Pagtalunan with the constant support of Tagoloan Municipal Mayor Atty. Nadya B. Emano-Elipe, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Spaying and neutering pets, particularly felines (cats) and canines (dogs), offer several significant benefits for both the animals and their owners. Here are the key advantages:

Health Benefits
Prevention of Reproductive Cancers:
Spaying (removing the ovaries and uterus in females) and neutering (removing the testicles in males) can greatly reduce or eliminate the risk of certain cancers, such as ovarian, uterine, and testicular cancer.

Reduced Risk of Infections:
Spaying eliminates the risk of pyometra, a serious and potentially fatal uterine infection common in unspayed females.

Longer Lifespan:
Sterilized pets often live longer, healthier lives due to reduced risks of certain diseases and the elimination of pregnancy-related health risks.

Behavioral Benefits
Reduction in Aggression:
Neutered males are typically less aggressive and less likely to engage in fights with other animals.
Decreased Roaming: Pets, especially males, are less likely to roam away from home in search of a mate, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and getting lost.

Less Marking and Spraying:
Neutering reduces the incidence of marking territory with urine in both dogs and cats.

Calmer Disposition:
Sterilized pets tend to be more focused on their human families and are less prone to behaviors driven by mating instincts.

Population Control
Reduction in Overpopulation:
Spaying and neutering help control the pet population, reducing the number of unwanted animals that end up in shelters or on the streets.

Euthanasia Reduction:
By preventing unwanted litters, fewer animals need to be euthanized due to overcapacity in shelters.

Community Benefits
Lower Shelter Costs: Fewer animals entering shelters translate to reduced costs for animal control and sheltering services.

Public Health Improvement:
Controlling the stray animal population reduces the spread of diseases and the risk of bites or attacks.

Responsible Pet Ownership
Prevention of Unplanned Litters:
Sterilizing pets prevents the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens, ensuring that pet owners are not burdened with finding homes for multiple animals.

Positive Contribution to the Community:
By spaying and neutering pets, owners contribute to the well-being of the community and demonstrate responsible pet ownership.

Overall, spaying and neutering provide a wide range of benefits, from health and behavior improvements to population control and community welfare. It’s a responsible choice that can lead to happier, healthier pets and a better quality of life for both animals and their owners.