Are dogs and cats the nation’s most popular animals? It doesn’t seem so when millions of healthy dogs, cats, puppies and kittens have to be killed each year in private and public shelters due to lack of responsible homes. Countless others starve or freeze to death, are killed by humans or animals, or die from untreated illnesses and injuries after being abandoned to fend for themselves. If given the chance, most of these animals would have made excellent companions.
Everyday rescues/shelters are struggling to stay afloat. Every day, we preach the same thing to everyone we talk to. Every year we ‘hope’ this year will be better. We hope we get fewer calls on unwanted, discarded, abused and neglected animals. But, every year is worse than the year beforeA national tragedy, that’s right Dog and Cat over population, is a national tragedy. Millions of dogs and cats are killed at shelters, hit by cars, or die on the streets simply because there are not enough homes. Too many people still allow their dogs or cats to breed and produce litters that are often hard to find homes for. A lot of people don’t believe in neutering their dogs or cats because it will make their male animals lazy, this is simply not true. Not only will spayed and neutered animals not reproduce and add to the overpopulation problem, but they will live healthier lives and be better companions. The males won’t wander off looking for the females, won’t start fights and won’t spray if neutered before they are four months old. The females won’t make you crazy cat calling, they won’t pee on everything when they are in heat and they won’t cause uproar in your neighborhood with all the unneutered male cats. If you are one of those that think that your children need to experience the miracle of birth, consider the tragedy of death, would you want your children to see animals killed? Also, consider this, as you are thinking ‘One litter won’t matter,’ one un-spayed female cat having just four kittens and just two females per litter, can be the cause of over 10,000 kittens being born over the next seven years. That would be 100,000 kittens in seven years when just 10 people allow just one litter.
Nearly 10,000 homeless pets died today. Don’t be a contributor. Spay or Neuter your pets.
We cannot rescue our way out of this mess! We have to Spay/Neuter every pet, and end Puppy/Kitten mills. This slaughter will not end until we change our broken system!
Millions of cats and dogs (including many pure bred) are killed and discarded every year. We can all help prevent this tragedy! Educate people about the importance of having their companion animals spayed and neutered. Urge your friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers and anyone else you can get to listen to spay or neuter their companion animals. Urge anyone looking to ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ an animal to adopt from a shelter. Don’t shop at pet stores that sell puppies or kittens, you are only helping the ‘puppy’ or ‘kitten’ mills to continue producing more babies into our already overpopulated communities.
Please contact SAAFhouse in Springfield MO for low cost spay/neuter at 831-7223, 1600 N Washington Ave. Springfield, MO 65803 You may also want to call around to all the Veterinary offices to see if they are running a special price. Shop around some out of town Veterinary offices does offer a cheaper rate.