Your pet’s safety is our number one priority. If your pet suffers any medical issues, please report any medical issues.
*We do not spay/neuter dogs over 120lbs*
It is extremely important that you follow these instructions to ensure that your pet properly heals post-spay/neuter surgeries. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.
** Transport is on hold until further notice **
Please keep an eye on our social media and website for when we open this program back up.
While our clinic is located in the eastern part Sarasota County, our reach extends through several surrounding counties. We can now reach outlying communities with our specially designed transport vehicle. Our team can be seen driving out to Desoto County or down to Charlotte County each month to transport our “patients” to and from their families.
After surgery your sweet girl may have a longer and healthier life. Spaying your female may prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. These tumors are typically cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. It’s important to get her spayed before her first heat!
You help your guy avoid testicular cancer and prostate problems when you have him neutered. He will be more likely to stay close to home and less likely to mark his territory by spraying urine all over your house. You may also avoid some aggression issues if you neuter him early.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you prevent countless future generations of unwanted dogs and cats from entering a world that has no room for them.
Every day on average in this country more than 4,000* healthy animals are euthanized. There simply aren’t enough loving homes to adopt all these animals. Animal lovers who work in shelters must choose which animals will be euthanized and which have another day to live. Often highly adoptable animals are killed simply because their “time is up.”
They are euthanized simply to make room for another animal. Those that don’t make it to shelters rarely survive for more than a few years on their own, dying from starvation, disease, climate and accidents.
* Despite this disturbingly high number, be aware that a mere 20 years ago, 50,000 animals were euthanized in this country on a daily basis. The 80% reduction is largely due to increased low-cost spay and neuter programs across the country. Pet owners like you are making a difference.
Typically, a single city will end up spending millions of dollars a year to manage and take care of unwanted animals.
For those of us who are animal lovers, spay/neuter programs like those offered by ARC ease the emotional cost that comes with the knowledge that thousands of animals are killed each day due to overcrowding.
And those who aren’t drawn to animals should understand that spay/neuter programs are a way to ease the economic cost of animal control services in their communities.
Subsidized programs like ours ensure that everyone has access to low-cost spay/neuter surgeries that are proven to reduce the homeless pet populations in communities where they are offered.
Animals that have been spayed or neutered often exhibit fewer behavioral issues related to mating instincts, such as roaming, territorial marking, and aggressive behavior. This can lead to safer and more manageable pets, reducing the likelihood of conflicts with other animals and humans.
Behavioral improvements resulting from spaying and neutering can have a significant positive impact on the quality of life for both pets and their human caregivers. These behavioral changes are primarily related to the reduction of certain mating-related behaviors and hormone-driven tendencies.
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