Simple: Spay and Neuter Your Pets!
Prevent A Litter - It's Good for You
· Spayed and neutered pets are better,
more affectionate, companions.
· Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.
· Spaying a female dog
or cat eliminates its heat cycle, which can last twenty-one days, twice a year, in dogs, and anywhere from three to fifteen
days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat often cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted
· Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to bite. Unaltered animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament
problems than those that have been spayed or neutered.
Prevent a Litter - It's Good for Your Pet
· Spayed and neutered dogs and
cats live longer, healthier lives.
· Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer
and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer.
· Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the incidence of prostate cancer.
· Neutered animals are less likely to roam and fight.
Prevent A Litter - It's Good for the Community
· Communities spend millions of dollars to control and eliminate
unwanted animals. Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks. Animal shelters are overburdened
with surplus animals.
Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million
Number of cats and dogs adopted
from shelters each year: 3-4 million
Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year:
600,000 and 750,000-15-30% of dogs and 2-5% of cats entering shelters
Number of animal shelters in the United States:
Between 4,000 and 6,000
Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25%
Average number of litters
a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4-6
years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.
Average number of litters a fertile
dog can produce in one year: 2
Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6-10
In six years, one
female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.
|This is Charlie, we adopted him from a shelter.
LOOKING TO ADOPT? Call The Animal Rescue Inc. The Animal Rescue is a sanctuaery for life. They are planning on creating a mobile spay/neuter program,
donations are needed. The Animal Rescue has many adoptions available; and could use more foster homes.
They have many dogs and cats ready to be adopted! Or, if you can't adopt, you could sponcer an animal. Adoption
or donation information can be acquired by phone or through thier website (link below). 1-717-993-3232.
Thier 2nd shelter is a Cattery in Baltimore County 1-410-661-7626. Thanks from your furry friends! :)