To fix an animal is also a slang term meaning to castrate it (usually neutering for males, spaying for females). Animal rights groups, Bob Barker, and just about everyone else advocate fixing your pets so they won't contribute to the acute overpopulation of cats and dogs in America (and everywhere else, for that matter). Funny how they advocate castration to solve the pet epidemic but they never mention the benefits of fixing your kids who have the potential of contributing to a far more threatening problem.

Also, I can't help but wonder about the term. If you're fixing them, does that mean they were broken to begin with?