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Spay or Neuter ... It's Raining Cats and Dogs



Start with one female:



  • One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.

  • One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in six years.

  • An estimated eight to ten million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying.

  • It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion a year to round up, house, euthanize and dispose of homeless animals.

  • As many as 25% of dogs entering shelters each year are purebreds.

  • Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies and 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across America.

Every unspayed/unneutered pet potentially contributes to the problem.  Please spay or neuter your pet for their health and safety and to assure a better world for pets and humans alike. Every litter hurts!


For more information read some of our other articles:

Spay or Neuter . . . There's More Than One Litter Problem in Your Neighborhood
Spay/Neuter Medical Benefits
Spay/Neuter Myths and  Facts
Spaying, Cold Weather and Sidewalk Salt