Every year an estimated 6-8 million homeless pets enter animal shelters across the United States. Due to the limited number of adoptions, and the fact that many shelters simply do not have the resources to afford long-term care, millions of these animals will be euthanized. These are not the offspring of already homeless animals, but the puppies or kittens of pets who were either intentionally or accidentally allowed to breed.
There is a solution; getting your pet spayed or neutered is a 100% effective way to ensure that these animals and their offspring will not contribute to the growing number of those already suffering.
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month is an annual campaign supported by the Humane Society that shines light on this proven method to save the lives of companion pets who would otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the streets.
During this month shelters across the world will be hosting events in support of a more humane society, all culminating in World Spay Day on Tuesday, February 26th.
What You Can Do
You can get involved by attending an event at a local shelter, or even hosting one in your own community; but most importantly, get involved by having your own pet spayed or neutered. If cost is an issue, there are affordable ways to get your pet spayed or neutered; check out the locations that the Humane Society recommends.
There are many reasons to get your pet spayed or neutered, including preventing cancer. Don’t rule out this simple, safe procedure that may save the lives of countless animals. Learn All About Spaying and Neutering.