Want to read some really shocking statistics about pets and shelters? Check this out:
- In the US, there are 45 dogs and cats for every one person;
- Only one of every 10 dogs born will end up in a home;
- A shelter in Nashville has been reported to kill 95 out of every 100 dogs they take in;
- One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in only 6 years.
As human beings, shouldn’t we be smarter than this? Shouldn’t we be less selfish? Isn’t it time we realize that there are already more animals in shelters than will ever find homes, and every time we allow our intact pet to produce another litter of puppies or kittens, we’re only adding to the problem?
Spay or neuter your pets today, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. When you’re ready to add a new pet to your family, visit your local shelter and rescue groups before contacting a reputable breeder. The over-population problem won’t end until we all realize the cost (in both lives and dollars) and decide to do something about it. Will YOU do something about it today?