The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for his long-term welfare. Getting your pet spayed or neutered can:
Reduce the number of homeless pets killed
Improve your pet’s health
Reduce unruly behavior
Save on the cost of pet care
Pets are homeless everywhere
In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. 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.
The number of homeless animals varies by state—in some states there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year. These are not the offspring of homeless “street” animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds.
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