Email: SpayUSA@AnimalLeague.org

Neuter Before Adoption (NBA) Programs for Shelter Animals:

"The general public does not understand the dire consequences of "just one litter." They don't understand how pets reproduce. If we neuter before adoption, their lack of understanding, procrastination, and financial priorities all become non-issues.

We know from studies that compliance with spay/neuter contracts and deposit systems is only 60%. We know that the contracts may not stand up in court. If only a small percentage of the pets we place for adoption go on to have"just one litter," are we not, in fact, contributing to the very problems we're working so desperately to solve?

Perhaps we should take the responsibility on ourselves, by seeing that no animal ever leaves our care before it is sterilized."

- Tracy Land, DVM