Pierre: I need to talk to you about something serious. That’s why I’m wearing my serious face.
There are too many pets. I don’t just mean in this house, either, though I would be pretty happy if I didn’t have to share my treats with Newton. I mean in the whole world.
Pet overpopulation is a big problem. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) says that about 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs die in animal shelters every year. That’s one every 11 seconds! Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters from adding to the pet overpopulation. Just look at these numbers:
Today is the 20th annual World Spay Day. Partners around the country and around the world are making low and no-cost spay/neuter clinics available in honor of the event. This year’s goal is 60,000 pets spayed and neutered through World Spay Day Events.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably don’t need me to tell you that spaying is neutering is lifesaving and important. But you may know someone who has pets who they can’t afford to spay or neuter. This is their chance! Visit the World Spay Day site and search for a nearby event in the US or internationally.
I’m neutered, and I’m a cool cat. Help everyone join the club. We can make a difference one spay or neuter at a time.