WHY SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR COMPANION ANIMALS
This is the polished draft of my argumentative essay assignment on why you should spay and neuter your pets.|
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY 2 WHY SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR COMPANION ANIMALS
Spaying and neutering your companion animal is not only a lifesaver, it can benefit you, your pet, and your community. The number of unwanted pets is an enormous problem, not only in your state, but all over the United States. Every day 70,000 cats and dogs are born in the U. S. ("Animal overpopulation ," ). Each year 30 million of those cats and dogs die from cruelty, neglect, and exploitation while 70 million end up as strays ("Animal overpopulation ," ). U.S. tax payers shell out $2 billion annually to impound, shelter, euthanize, and dispose of homeless animals ("Animal overpopulation ," ). Prevention is not only cheaper, at about $40 per animal, it is more humane than euthanizing unwanted dogs and cats. A healthier, longer life-span for your pet, as well as less stress for you is some of the benefits of spaying or neutering your companion animal. The odds of your pet developing cancer and other harmful infections are greatly reduced after spaying or neutering. Your animal’s natural mating needs often result in your pet being distracted. Other disadvantages include untidy heat cycles, aggressive behavior, marking their territory, and embarrassing sexual advances toward humans or things. Think of the stress of having an unexpected expense due to the unplanned pregnancy of your dog or cat. Who can afford such an unnecessary expense? Rest assured, this misfortune can easily be prevented by having your pet spayed or neutered. Your community will...