"Spaying and neutering your pet is a routine and safe surgical procedure that has the power to save lives. Not only will it dramatically improve your own pet's health and safety, but it will help make Ontario a kinder place to live for all animals.
Your lifesaving actions will help reduce the number of animals on the streets and in our shelters, help prevent the abuse of unwanted pets, and give those animals currently in need of a home a better chance of finding a loving family. Contact your local veterinarian to schedule an appointment, and help stop the heartbreaking cycle of pet overpopulation and abuse."
-Magdalena Smrdelj, BSC, DVM
"The OSPCA's spay/neuter public education campaign will help heighten public awareness of the need to act responsibly when it comes to caring for our pets," says Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Rick Bartolucci. "We must do what we can to reduce the number of unwanted pets that end up fending for themselves, becoming ill, injured or dying on Ontario's streets."
-Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
"Having your pet spayed or neutered helps control the pet population and ensures that you won't be adding to this tremendous burden. Reluctance to spay and neuter pets typically comes from misplaced pity or misconceptions.
Most people don't know that pet overpopulation directly impacts the cycle of neglect and abuse. Enjoy your pets, love your pets...but don't let them contribute to a problem that's already out of hand."
"Spaying or neutering is one of the first good things owners can do for their pets, in addition to the love, care and respect that owners should provide for a lifetime. The reward is a healthy, happy pet who will love you forever, and the knowledge that you're helping to keep animals out of shelters".
-Josey Kitson, Project and Member Society Development Manager, WSPA Canada
"Effective spay/neuter programs are critical to ending the tragedies of pet homelessness and euthanasia. We strongly support spay and neuter services for cats and dogs to prevent the births of millions of pets for whom there are no homes, thereby reducing the number of pets who end up in shelters or suffer and die as strays.".
-Susana M. Della Maddalena, Executive Director PetSmart Charities, Inc.
"Having your pet spayed or neutered is an essential part of responsible pet ownership. We encourage you to contact your local veterinarian to discuss the many benefits of these important procedures. Your veterinarian can answer any questions you may have about the surgery and required aftercare, and give you helpful advice to ensure your pet has a healthy and happy life.".
-Dr. Jim Hysen, OVMA President