Jury-Duty Spay & Neuter was founded in 2004, after the founder, Cynthia Farrar, lost her beloved cat Jury. After her loss she searched for some way she could honor his memory and help other animals in our county. What she found was that at the time, tens of thousands of animals were being euthanized each year, with many of them being healthy, adoptable animals that just needed a home. She decided to stop this needless killing, and found that a spay and neuter program is the only humane solution to stopping the pet overpopulation problem. To read more about the background of Jury-Duty Spay & Neuter, please check out our About Us page.
To learn more about our organization please visit our About Us page.
Just the Facts on Why You Should Spay or Neuter Pets
When we started in 2004, more than 12,000 animals were being euthanized in our local animal shelter each year. Now in 2011, our local shelter euthanized only 8,000 animals. You might think that these are animals born in the streets or that they have behavior issues. But often they are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone's dog or cat got out just that one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good homes failed. Any one of the reasons below is a valid reason. Please encourage everyone you know to spay and neuter their pets.
THE FACT IS ….. Spayed or neutered pets tend to live an average of 2 yrs. longer than unaltered pets.
THE FACT IS ….. Spaying or neutering protects pets from some types of deadly cancers.
THE FACT IS ….. Spaying or neutering reduces the chance of pets running away or fighting.
THE FACT IS ….. Dogs that have not been spayed or neutered may be three times more likely to bite.
THE FACT IS ….. Spaying your pet eliminates the chance of unwanted pregnancies.
THE FACT IS ….. Spaying and Neutering helps reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs.
THE FACT IS ….. Spaying and Neutering can help eliminate some problem behaviors.
THE FACT IS ….. Having your cats and dogs spayed or neutered makes good sense.
THE FACT IS ….. It takes both a male and a female to produce a litter. In fact, males can father far more young than a female could ever produce in a lifetime.
THE FACT IS ….. For every new animal that's brought into this world, there are others waiting to be adopted from humane societies, animal shelters, and pet welfare organizations.
THE FACT IS ….. Proper exercise and nutrition will keep your pet healthy. If your pet is overweight, cut down the amount you feed and fit in a few more minutes of exercise.
THE FACT IS ….. Healthy animals are put down every day because there are simply not enough homes for them - and more and more come in everyday. It is heartbreaking to know that a loving, happy, and healthy animal is to be euthanized.
Be part of the solution to pet overpopulation; join our efforts through volunteering or sponsoring a surgery.