Did you know?
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the United States and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. Each animal born and placed into a home leaves another one to suffer the indignities of being homeless. Those that don't die from starvation, disease or injury are euthanized by shelters across the United States. Currently over 5 million (5,000,000) animals are euthanized each year because there are no homes for them.
What can you do to help stop the suffering?
Spay or neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets have healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights or become lost.
For low cost spay/neuter services in your area please call
- San Diego County - SNAP: (619) 525-3047
- San Diego County - Pet Assistance: (619) 544-1222 or (760) 745-7986
- Riverside County - Animal Friends of the Valleys: (951) 674-0618
- San Diego County Feral Cats - Feral Cat Coalition - (619) 497-1599