Altered pets – male, female, dog, cat, pocket and exotic pets – are all less likely to mark, bite, fight, roam, or cause accidents in which they or people get hurt. Spayed and neutered pets bond better with people, are less destructive and aggressive, and make better pets when they are not focused on breeding. The surgery does not diminish their ability to be good working animals; whether herding cattle, hunting, guarding property or catching mice. As mentioned before, it is a myth that the surgery makes them fat or lazy – it’s too much food and too little exercise that does this, just like with people.
Copper….the “big fat wiener dog running down the road” as one of my friends describe her is doing good AND still sometimes runs down to the soccer field here in Emigrant. She has been told she may return to the shelter if she keeps eating EVERYTHING in her reach…but to know her is to LOVE her…and I could not live without her. She still loves to visit the shelter when she can. Her tail just starts to wagging like crazy and she howls AND whines if we turn into the shelter….she remembers and loves the care and love she got there!
You probably know the story already… After Merriweather passed in 2009, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever adopt another dog. I’d never had a male dog before, but Mary Beebe thought I should stop by the shelter and take a look at “Wilson”, who came in as a stray. He was a bit bedraggled, but very energetic, in a dignified, manly way. He had me at “Hello! Look at that wee willie!”
Submitted by: Wee Willie