Pet Homelessness Problem

Overpopulation

Pet overpopulation affects everyone whether or not they own a pet.  Spaying/Neutering your pets reduces the number of homeless and stray pets in the community and reduces the number of pets entering your local animal shelter.

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1 in 20

of the 163 million pet dogs and cats in the United States end up in a shelter each year

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35%

of pet owners still choose not to spay or neuter their pets

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8 million

strays and unwanted animals are taken in by shelters each year

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Combat Pet Overpopulation
  • Spay and neuter your pets.

  • Adopt your pets from a legitimate shelter or nonprofit rescue group.

  • Consider all the responsibilities and consequences of pet ownership before deciding to get a pet

  • Make a lifetime commitment to your pet.

  • Educate your children, friends, family members and co-workers about pet overpopulation, adoption and the importance of spay and neutering.

  • Support Operation Empty Cages so we can help families who can't afford these procedures to spay and neuter their pets.