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. About half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the other half 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.
Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
Another reason for spaying and neutering our pets early in life (we recommend 6-8 months of age) is to help prevent cancer. When we sterilize our pets we not only decrease chances of uterine and testicular cancer but we can help prolong our pets lives. Mammary and prostate cancer risks are decreased immensely from spaying and neutering, as well. Also, some unwanted behaviors can be avoided early on by spaying and neutering.
Do YOUR part...Please spay and neuter!
This is Jango...sadly, just one example of the MILLIONS euthanized every year.
RIP sweet Jango. You will never be forgotten by CANINE CRUSADERS.