Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Missing Pets and the Importance of Desexing

Spring is in the air and we're starting to see a flurry of kittens, puppies and ducklings make their way into the world.  While you may think it's an old wives' tale, spring really does bring on an abundance of baby animals.  And it's also a time when pets are more likely to go missing.

The reason is one that dates back centuries - animals are driven to reproduce.  And pets that have not been desexed are no different.  Any animal that has not had their operation will hit certain times where their desire to find a mate becomes more important than almost anything else.  If that means a dog needs to scale a nine foot fence to visit a girl down the road, he will do it.  If a cat needs to roam miles to find a man, she will do it.  And because they're driven by their instinct, they typically pay no attention to where they're going and often get themselves lost along the way.

You only need to look at the number of rescue groups in your area to see just how big a problem this is.  The majority of the animals rescue organisations deal with are pets that have not been desexed, and have either wandered off or been dumped and ended up finding a mate.  The drive to reproduce really is that strong.

So if you have not yet had your pets desexed, we strongly recommend you get them booked in as soon as possible.  It greatly reduces the chance of them becoming lost and eliminates the possibility of babies in a world that already has more than it can cope with.


1 in 3 pets go missing.  Inspector Spot finds them.  If your pets are not registered with him, visit www.inspectorspot.co.nz to get them registered today. 


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