Help End The Killing
The ASPCA estimates there are over 70 million stray cats in the United States. Many are lost pets that accidently escaped from their owners, became lost, or injured, and were unable to return home. Others were released by their owners to fend for themselves.
Nearly 4 million cats are relinquished to shelters each year and 71% are killed due to lack of space and adoptive homes. Only 2% of the strays are reunited with their owners.
Most of the cats that have been relinquished to a shelter are between 5 months and 3 years of age. Over 33% of those relinquished were acquired from a friend. Over 50% of them have not been spayed or neutered and over 46% have never been to a veterinarian.
Our shelters are inundated with unwanted animals. A problem that could be prevented through spaying and neutering. Not spaying and neutering contributes to the pet overpopulation and the mass euthanasia of animals. It cost less to have a cat altered than it does to raise the kittens for a year.
If you take an unaltered pet into your home, be a responsible pet owner and have your companion spayed or neutered. Help end the killing of healthy and treatable animals entering our shelters.