Spay/neuter is smart use of a community's resources to benefit animal welfare. "The only humane method of population control that has demonstrated a correlation with long-term efficacy in significantly reducing the number of animals entering animal shelters is the voluntary sterilization of owned pets. Rescue of neglected pets often requires extensive veterinarian care and huge amounts of volunteer time. For families, the cost of a low-cost spay/neuter surgery is less than that of caring for a litter. The cost of housing, vetting, feeding, and euthanizing an animal in a shelter is higher than a low-cost spay/neuter." - ASPCA
WTSN has fixed over 1,200 owned dogs and cats and feral cats. Many of these pets were having litters or were very young. If these surgeries prevented an average of five offspring per pet... ...we may have prevented the breeding of 6,000 cats and dogs that would be at risk of homelessness.