By Spay/Neutering One.
Millions of animals get euthanized in shelters every year simply because there aren’t enough homes. It’s a numbers problem – We can’t adopt our way out of this pet overpopulation crisis. And here is why:
One unspayed female cat can produce up to 370,000 offspring. By just spay/neutering one cat we can reduce the pet overpopulation drastically and save hundreds of lives.
In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 7.6 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.
The numbers of homeless animals vary by state—in some states there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year. These are not the offspring of homeless “street” animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds.
Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
“Fixing your pet will not change their fundamental personality, but it will improve it.”