Why Spay & Neuter: Pet Overpopulation
Almost everyone loves puppies and kittens, yet many people are unable or unwilling to care for their animals over their entire
lifespan. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals are abandoned because their owners move, can no longer handle a pet's problem
behavior, become ill or develop allergies, don't have time, have a baby, cannot afford to care for their pets, or simply lose
interest. Many unplanned litters find themselves homeless because the mothers' owners can't or won't find a home for each
little one. As a result, many animals are left to fend for themselves or brought to shelters... most of them over-crowded.
See for Yourself
The following video tells some of the sad stories that are played out every day in animal shelters all over the country. Warning: the video is graphic but it's the truth. If you would like to skip the video please read on below.
There is a Solution
There is a solution to the horrible problem of pet overpopulation: spay and neuter, and adopt a pet instead of buying one.
Every puppy or kitten that is bought from a breeder or "taken in" from an accidental litter means that one more
animal in a shelter loses its chance at finding a home. That is the cold hard truth. Please adopt from a shelter or a breed
rescue group. And please don't add to the problem by allowing your pets to reproduce. Too many pets are born each year,
and only by preventing these births can we reduce the number of animals dying needlessly. It really is that simple.
Did you know that one cat or dog who has puppies and kittens, and whose puppies or kittens in turn have puppies or kittens of their own, can be responsible for the birth of 50 to 200 kittens or puppies in one year?! The numbers are even greater with rabbits, who can produce up to 12 litters each year (that's one litter every 30 days!).
PLEASE fix your pets, and encourage others in your family and community to get their pets spayed and neutered. On behalf of the animals: thank you.