Thursday, 23 April 2015

The argument for Mandatory Spay and Neutering of all Breeds.

"I don't have the money for spaying or neutering." 
  "I want my children to witness the miracle of birth."

  "I don't have time to deal with it." 

  "I'm careful to make sure she doesn't mate when she's out."

  "I thought I would make some easy money selling the puppies"

"I just couldn't take away Rover's manhood like that."
"I just didn't Know" 

  "Religious reasons"

"I just haven't got around to it"
8 Million dogs and cats enter shelters in the U.S. each year.  
More than 1/2 won't make it out alive

“In this country tax-payers spend $1 billion dollars annually to pick up, house, and euthanize homeless animals. If only 5% of that total were allocated to spay/neuter programs, we could open 250 public, low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the country and sterilize more than $4 million animals each year.”

Some people think it is cruel and unnatural to neuter a dog, but it is far crueler to have to kill his puppies because no one can take care of them.

Millions pets enter animal shelters every year. More than half of pets in these shelters are euthanized because shelters are overcrowded and pets cannot be placed in homes.  Your puppies and kittens could end up euthanized or suffering in the streets, or end up in these shelters. 

You can reduce these numbers by Spaying and Neutering your family pets. We must stop our friends and families from having their family pet have litters.  If people would only see where their puppy's puppies sadly end up. 

As difficult as it is to do, healthy, playful, good-natured dogs, cats puppies and kittens are put down at an alarming rate.  Shelters can't save and support the huge number of accidental litters, strays and family pets brought to the shelter door everyday.

Over its lifetime, a female animal that is not fixed can have over 100 babies and male animals can literally father thousands.

There is no such thing as responsible breeding.  Did you know that approximately 25% of dogs taken to animal shelters are purebred?  All breeders, whether they are so-called "responsible" breeders, puppy mills or your neighbors next door, contribute to what has become an overwhelming overpopulation problem. 
On average if you combined LA County Shelters, almost 200 Dogs are euthanized every day.

Thank you for everything you do for animals, and remember - never breed or buy animals.    Adopt, don't shop.

  • Over $2 billion is spent annually by local governments to shelter and ultimately destroy 8-10 million adoptable dogs and cats due of shortage of homes. Source: Business Wire Features 

  •  An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are  abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. Source: Doris Day Animal League

  •  The perceived high cost of altering is not the problem, but the lack of education, i.e., its benefits.

  •  While prices vary considerably, many humane societies and municipal animal control departments offer low-cost spay/neuter services. And while the cost of surgery may seem high initially, it's a real bargain when compared with the cost of raising a litter of puppies or kittens. Spaying and neutering also saves taxpayer dollars. On average, it costs approximately $100 to capture, house, feed and eventually kill a homeless animal - a cost that ultimately comes out of all our pockets. Source: Doris Day Animal League

  •  The cost of having a pregnant female can be much higher than cost of spaying.

  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. - and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. Source: Spay USA

  • There's absolutely no truth to the myth that it's best to let a female pet give birth to a litter before getting her spayed.

  • Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy - Shelter Statistics Survey

  • Approximately 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America. Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy - Shelter Statistics Survey

  • "Owner ignorance" populates shelters with abandoned dogs and cats.

  •  Some pet guardians allow their pets to have a litter for their child to witness 'the miracle of birth'. The child still may not witness this, as pregnant females often seclude themselves from prying eyes when birthing time comes.
  • And if 'learning' is the goal, the lesson, taken to its completion, will include the euthanization of unwanted animals in the shelters, and the suffering of those abandoned. The fact remains: there are too many pets, not enough good homes, and this exercise in 'education' has served only to contributing further to pet overpopulation. 
  •  Pets that spend most of their time separated from the family, either in crates or in the yard, are at greater risk of being surrendered to shelters. Consider this: While our world consists of interests outside our pets, we are their ENTIRE world and depend on us exclusively for their socialization and well-being. 
  •  An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per years, with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in 9 years. Source: Spay USA

  •    In 6 years one unspayed female dog and her offspring, can reproduce 67,000 dogs. Source: Spay USA

Spay and Neuter
Canvasing every house
Strong laws and penalties
Firing of the current L.A. Officials who are getting paid $200,000 while the rescuers who are volunteering their time do all the work.
Stopping all puppy mills
Strong restriction and higher fees to all breeders
stop craigslist and gaster breeder with higher penalties and fees possible jail time

This is my dream