MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say.
TWO BILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS. That is what it costs to impound, shelter, euthanize and dispose of homeless animals in the US each year (source: USA Today).
The City of Los Angeles decided to put money into low-cost spay/neuter programs, and found that they were euthanizing HALF of the animals they were previously. They also found that for every dollar they spent on low-cost spay/neuter programs, they saved ten dollars in animal control costs (source: Redemption by Nathan Winograd).
So spay/neuter should be a no-brainer, regardless of political affiliation.
And yet here we are in 2012 STILL spending that two billion dollars annually, and STILL killing millions of animals annually.
It’s time to stop the insanity.
World Spay Day is one way to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. This is true for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and any other companion animal you share your life with. Are you breeding birds? Hamsters? Do you know what happens to those animals?
For Rumpy’s Gotcha Day we want people around the world to recognize the importance of spaying/ neutering companion animals, and make it possible for more people to get these desperately-needed medical services for their pets.
Will you help?
Here are some of the ways you can be a part of the World Spay Day Movement:
- volunteer at a spay/neuter event
- coordinate a spay/neuter event
- donate items or money to a spay/neuter event
- get politically involved and work for mandatory spay/neuter laws
Stop wasting your hard-earned money killing perfectly healthy animals. Let’s make spay/neuter the norm.
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