Pre-Adoption and Early-Age Sterilization

Many unwanted and abandoned animals in this country find their way into the sheltering system. In many locations, large numbers of these animals are euthanized to make room for the steady influx of more unwanted animals and/or because shelters may not have the kind of pet potential adopters are looking for. To decrease the number of animals entering shelters, the ASPCA supports the pre-adoption sterilization of all shelter animals, including early-age sterilization.