Oliver will be sporting a few (two) less accessories when he comes home tomorrow, but they are nothing he really needs. Instead, he'll have a longer, stress free life without them as well as fewer agression problems, particularly with other males.
Having had all kinds, I do believe a neutered pet is a superior pet, easier to train, more emotionally stable and just generally more pleasant to have around.
One little chap like Ollie could spread a lot of seed in a short sojourn around the neighborhood. He'll be less likely to want to wander. A neutered male dog is also less likely than an intact dog to be a target for dog to dog agression.
Ollie was one of about 6 in his litter, an unplanned litter that was being given away on the street. I still see one of the pups (I'm sure it is his sibling) running loose in the neigbhorhood, too frightened and timid to even catch. One day I expect I'll see it on the street, dead.
Ollie himself would not be here without antibiotics, anti parasitics and some iron booster. He was one sick little fellow when he came to me.
I believe Oliver, and dogs like him, have great value as teachers and friends. If you want to have a dog, I think you should have one. But take care of that dog, and all aspects of the dog. We are guardians of these little beings we've created.