Must cook, having people over - I haven’t had a chance to read what you sent, 
but will, thank you.

 

Could it be that spay/neuter is so expensive that people gave up their animals 
rather than being made to alter them? When I consider how much vets charge, 
it’s atrocious!  Some vets around here charge up to $500 to spay a cat!  Yet, 
my vet who participates in the FoA and SPAY/USA low-cost spay/neuter plans, 
tells me that he resents people who have their maids/housekeepers/chauffeurs 
drop of their pets to be spayed on a low-cost certificate, since he has to 
refuse/postpone some who truly need those certificates because he allots a 
certain part of his practice to it.

My vet believes that mandatory spay./neuter can work, but it would require for 
many more vets to participate in programs – right now, very few do because 
they’d rather charge a lot of money.  What vets who do not participate don’t 
realize is that they would gain more than half of those people as permanent 
clients.  

 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Section 1983

 

I wish mandatory s/n worked, but apparently it doesn't correlate with lower 
pound intakes.  They went up when my town passed mandatory s/n.  (Whereas they 
went down when we implemented low-cost s/n.)   From Ryan Clinton (and please 
send flames his way, not mine):


"Research has demonstrated that mandatory spay/neuter laws have never worked in 
any community to either increase spay/neuter rates or to decrease shelter 
intake: 
http://www.aspca.org/about-us/policy-positions/mandatory-spay-neuter-laws.aspx.

Not only that, but such laws have actually increased shelter intake and killing 
as pets are either surrendered or seized for failure to pay regressive fees: 
http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2011/01/los-angeles-msn-year-3-when-can-we-expect-it-to-start-working.html.

It is also believed that such laws may reduce veterinary-care rates and 
vaccination rates, including rabies vaccinations: 
http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1 
<http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=59> 
&subarticlenbr=59

Thus, "anyone" and everyone who cares about animals should be against mandatory 
spay/neuter laws.

In fact, nearly every single national animal-welfare organization IS against 
mandatory spay/neuter laws, including Alley Cat Allies, Best Friends Animal 
Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Humane, the 
Anti-Cruelty League, the No Kill Advocacy Center, and both the American College 
of Theriogenologists and the Society of Theriogenology (both specialist 
organizations of veterinarians who are experts in spay/neuter), among many 
others."




 





 

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