According to The Humane Society of the United States, nearly 3 million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means one homeless pet is euthanized about every 12 seconds.
Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone’s cat or dog got out just that one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good, permanent homes failed. The result is that homeless animals have to be euthanized.
Spaying and neutering saves lives. World Spay Day takes place on Feb. 23. Humane organizations and rescue groups, veterinary clinics and individuals all across the U.S. and around the world are organizing reduced cost spay/neuter clinics, hosting fundraisers and bringing awareness to the importance of spaying a neutering.
During the month of February, Prevent Unwanted Pets will be offering no cost spay/neuter surgery for pets in the 77434 and 78935 zip codes. This offer will also be extended to Pitbull Terriers, regardless of zip code. We invite community businesses and citizens to partner with us; consider donating a percentage of your profits on World Spay Day, host a fundraiser or sponsor the spay or neuter of at least one animal.
To donate, volunteer or to spay or neuter your pet, simply call 979-732-5591 or visit www.pupsofcatspring.com. Together, we can end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets and ensure every pet enjoys a long, happy life in a loving home.
Cheryl L. Mellenthin/Founder
Prevent Unwanted Pets