Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
|Samantha's dog Dewey thinks you should spay and neuter you pets!|
It happens everywhereIn every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S. as a whole, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. About half of these animals are adopted, and tragically, the other half are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.
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Yes, your pet's offspring could be shelter animalsMany people believe that their pet's puppies or kittens would never become homeless shelter animals. But the reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor's female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back home pregnant again, the result is a litter of dogs or cats. Even if they are placed into homes, it is still possible for them to end up in shelters once they become "hard to handle," or for them to reproduce further and for the next generation of puppies or kittens to wind up homeless.
Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
Not just for dogs and cats
Millions of pet deaths each year are a needless tragedy. By spaying and neutering your pet, you can be an important part of the solution. Contact your veterinarian today and be sure to let your family and friends know that they should do the same.
Yes! I want to help The Humane Society of the United States stop animal cruelty and suffering wherever it occurs.Thanks to your generous support, we can continue to protect dogs, cats, and other animals at home and worldwide in 2010 and beyond. Your donation will be used to stop animal cruelty inflicted by individuals and institutions, to rescue and shelter animals during times of disaster, and so much more. Donations of $25 or more come with a full HSUS membership and a subscription to our award-winning All Animals magazine.
Give a gift donationHip, Hip, Humane! gift donations to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) can be made in honor of pets, friends, and relatives for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say you care!
For your donation of $10 or more, we’ll mail the recipient a personalized greeting card, with a special message from you, letting them know of your thoughtful gift in their honor.
Gift donations help The HSUS continue its message of kindness, compassion, and concern for all living creatures around the world. That is definitely something to celebrate!
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Make Animal Abuse A Felony!
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About this Petition:
The most widely-accepted method of euthanasia in the United States is the injection of sodium pentobarbital — a substance that can quickly and painlessly… (read more)
The most widely-accepted method of euthanasia in the United States is the injection of sodium pentobarbital — a substance that can quickly and painlessly end an animal's life. With this information in mind, there is simply no reason the gas chamber practice should be allowed to continue. (show less)