Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
Consider these facts:
One dog and her puppies, in
just six years, can produce 67,000 puppies.
In the United States, every
day, 70,000 (or more) puppies and kittens are born. Just 10,000 humans
are born each day. There are just not enough people to care for all
The HSUS estimates that shelters
in the United States accept 8 to 12 million animals each
The HSUS estimates that, depending
on the geographic region, about 30 to 60 percent of all animals brought
in to shelters in the United States are euthanatized.
Only 1 in 9 cats and dogs born
in the U.S. will find a home. The rest will be destroyed because nobody
wants them. Could you choose which animal would live? It's a choice
no one should have to make. But your local animal shelter makes this decision
Every year 10 million animals
are euthanized in shelters for lack of available homes.
At least 50% of the overpopulation
problem is unneutered males. Females canít do it alone.
Purebreds account for 30% of
all the animals in shelters. "Papers" donít mean an animal should be bred.
overpopulation has reached a crisis point in this country.
personally, can make a difference by spaying or neutering your pet.
is the single most important thing you
can do to prevent animal cruelty!
Facts and Fallacies
addition to reducing the number of unwanted animals in this country, spaying
or neutering your pet will give her/him these health and behavior
afford spay or neuter surgery?
are two resources to help you find affordable
surgery for your pet.
low-cost spay/neuter certificates and a list of veterinarians nationwide
will perform the surgery at reduced rates.
(800) 321 - PETS
referrals to low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the country.
(800) 248 - SPAY
For every home you find for
an animal that you have bred, a home is lost for a shelter
convinced of the need to spay or neuter?
look at these heart-rending pictures and essays
the deadly results of pet overpopulation.
the "back" button on your browser to return here.
Different Point of View
of the horror that shelter workers deal with every day.
Memory of One Cat
well-written account of unwanted animals and the "E-room"
account of one feral cat--a victim of the pet overpopulation crisis
are many more such essays, pictures and personal experiences
be found on the web and in other media. Ask any shelter worker,
or animal lover. They will all tell you that "fixing" your pet
the caring and responsible thing to do. Too many animals die
day as a result of human mistakes. By working together,
our pets and spreading the word, we can
such deaths in the future.
Thank you, Jeri, for this award.
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