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Question: Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog or Cat?


People like us, who spend much of our “free” time rescuing homeless dogs, always offer one big reason for spaying or neutering your dog: the appalling pet overpopulation problem that results in thousands of pets being euthanized every day.
·         Some 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the U.S.
·         Between four million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.
·         That means between 11,000 and 16,000 pets are euthanized every day simply because they are homeless.
·         An animal in a shelter is put to sleep every 1.5 seconds.
·         Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a good home that lasts a lifetime.

These alarming statistics present a good enough reason, all by themselves, for preventing more pet animal births.  Simply put, the widespread failure to spay or neuter dogs results in homelessness, misery, cruelty, and death.