Keep Pets Out of Shelters: Spay & Neuter
Dr. Susan Krebsbach of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association explains why spaying and neutering your pets will reduce the number of strays, feral cats and street dogs who face dying in shelters or on the streets.
There are 45 cats and dogs for every person born. Only 1 of ten dogs born get a home. Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a home. 800 dogs and cats are KILLED each HOUR in the US, because there are not enough homes for them. Opt to adopt. Don't buy from a pet store, don't breed as a hobby or entertainment, and PLEASE spay and neuter.
Why we should Spay and
Neuter our pets...
In addition to helping reduce the pet overpopulation, research has shown that spayed and neutered animals show markedly less aggression, are known to acquire fewer reproductive diseases and are said to live longer and be generally healthier than those that are not. Sterilized pets are often easier to train and have a decreased tendency to roam or run away.
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. Each Day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. At this rate, there can never be enough homes. Millions of loving dogs, puppies, cats and kittens face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, and cruel humans. Stop the suffering SPAY/NEUTER your pet!
Did you know? Just one female cat and her kittens can lead to the births of 370,000 cats in 7 years. In the U.S. alone, animal shelters take in an estimated 6-8 million animals every year, and 3-4 million of them must be euthanized because there aren't enough good homes.