Association for the Protection of Animals in the Algarve

(Portuguese registered Charity Nº 474536)

SNiP (Spaying and Neutering in Portugal)

and Veterinary Treatment

Spaying your female pet before she reaches sexual maturity greatly reduces her chances of developing breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unaltered females.

Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumours and may prevent prostate problems. Neutering also decreases the possibility of tumours and hernias, which are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs.

Spaying prevents your pet from giving birth to unwanted puppies or kittens.

The more pets spayed or neutered, the fewer dogs and cats will have to be destroyed.

If you feel you cannot afford all the costs of spaying/neutering  or treatment you should speak to your veterinarian about seeking some financial assistance from APAA (or download the  form).

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Veterinary Assistance Form                                          Veterinary Assistance Form

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