Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
Spaying dogs and cats eliminates the heat cycle and the possibility of pregnancy. Complications often accompany pregnancy that can be life threatening for the animal and expensive for the owner. Spaying greatly reduces the incidence of cancer and reproductive infections. Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostrate disease. It greatly reduces the incidence of spraying, marking territory, and undesirable behavior associated with reproduction.

Spaying and neutering is good for the community because sterilized animals’ exhibit less behavioral and temperament problems than those that have been altered. Sterilized dogs are 85% less likely to bite. Sterilization reduces the urge to roam that exposes pets to fights, injury, poisoning, traffic injuries, exposure to infectious diseases, and death. Surgical sterilization reduces the overall animal population decreasing the chance of dog packs and unwitting cat breeders that increase the probability of nuisance complaints, damage to personal property, and attacks on adults, children, and legally confined animals.

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1. What if I lose my pet?
2. How do I register my animal?
3. Why do I need to register my animal?
4. What is Code Enforcement not responsible for?
5. Should I vaccinate my animal against rabies?
6. Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
7. Is there a leash law in Siloam Springs?
8. How much do adoptions cost?
9. Can I bring an animal I found to the shelter?
10. Can I get a ticket for my animal?
11. How many animals can I have?
12. Can I have chickens or goats in City limits?
13. Can Code Enforcement come help me remove a pesky animal?