Each year, 6-8 million precious animals will enter the front doors of animal shelters – and 3-4 million of them will go out the back doors in body bags. Wonderful, healthy, social, loveable animals lose their lives because of simple math: too many animals and not enough homes.
All of this misery and death could be prevented through spaying and neutering (surgical sterilization). Every stray cat and every neglected dog came from an animal who wasn’t spayed or neutered.
By preventing animals from being born, we prevent animals from being hit by cars, infected with lingering, painful diseases, attacked by other animals or cruel people, stolen by laboratory dealers, used as bait by dog-fighters, or simply stuck outside to die of starvation, exposure, or neglect.