All animals placed by AWN are spayed (females) and neutered (males) before adoption.
One of the main benefits of these procedures – other than the obvious reduction in litters – is that it has been found that animals that are spayed or neutered before their first season (females) or before sexual maturity (males) are protected from certain types of cancer seen in canines. One type of cancer avoided is TVT (Transmittable Venereal Tumours) which usually appears in dogs who have been allowed out to mate repeatedly and unselectively.
Another benefit of neutering the males is that it sometimes reduces aggression and it certainly prevents them from being injured in mating-fights, which can be particularly viscious.
For more information on the spaying dogs please click here. For more information on spaying cats please click here