04-22-2019, 08:54 AM
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-In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year
-Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized.
-These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.
-Spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs (Having your dog live a healthier and longer life is enough of a reason to get your dog spayed before her first heat)
-Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases
-Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
-For every dog that is bought, there is a dog, in need of a family, at the shelter who will not be adopted.
-Most puppies delivered to an animal shelter do not find homes. Rather they are euthanized after 7 to 10 days due to economics and lack of space. For most people, that thought is an extreme burden for their conscience
- No matter how you look at the issue, the idea of producing more dogs to meet the “demands” of people who are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a purebred pup while there are hundreds of thousands of purebred dogs waiting in overcrowded shelters is incredibly irresponsible.
-If we wish to put an end to the gross pet overpopulation problem and provide loving forever homes for dogs who truly need it, there is no real justification for the perpetuation of dog breeding.