Spay and Neuter FAQs

HOPE, Inc. in Leavenworth, KS, provides pertinent information to ease your worries about the safety of spaying or neutering your pet.

Why Spay or Neuter?

Spaying is the procedure used for female pets while neutering refers to the procedure used for male pets. These are ways of providing birth control for dogs and cats by removing reproductive organs. Through spaying or neutering, you can help your pet have a happier, healthier, and longer life. In both cases, the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia.

Spaying a female pet:

  • Eliminates The Heat Cycle 
  • Promotes Longer, Healthier Lives 
  • Ends Crying 
  • Stops The Bloody Discharge 
  • Stops Unwelcome Visitors 
  • Reduces The Incidence Of A Number Of Health Problems Such As Ovarian Cancer And Instances Of Mammary Tumors

Neutering a male pet: 

  • Stops The Mating Drive
  • Reduces The Urge To Roam
  • Reduces Mounting
  • Usually Reduces Odor Associated With Spraying
  • Eliminates Testicular Cancer And Decreases The Incidence Of Prostate Cancer

For Either Sex:

Spaying or neutering removes discomfort, distress, and distraction. It frees your pet to enjoy time spent with you. Spaying and neutering helps all pets by reducing the number of dogs and cats condemned to live without homes and without love.

How/Why Can We Do Surgeries at Much Less Cost?

Help Overpopulation of Pets Economically, Inc. (HOPE, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our organization depends on donations from concerned, caring animal lovers in our community. 

HOPE, Inc. was founded by Don Brown and space for the clinic is provided by him and his wife Sherry inside their Kansas County Store at 728 Cherokee Street, Leavenworth, Kansas. This lowers the clinic’s expenses by eliminating rent or mortgage.