Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's Going On: 8 Reasons for Animal Birth Control!

No, I'm not talking about putting your pet on the pill or getting them to use a condom ;). I'm talking about being a responsible pet owner and not contributing to the huge cat and dog overpopulation problem. 
I already wrote up a blog post about being a Responsible Pet Owner a little while ago, but here is a little extra quick read. 

6-8 million unwanted Cats and Dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year. Most of those animals are put to death because there are not enough good homes for them; more than 900 animals every hour during open hours, and more than 10, 000 every day!

If that isn't enough for you to be responsible, here are 8 more reasons...

8 Reasons for Animal Birth Control:

#1. Because there are 8 million unwanted animals born, abandoned, or killed. That number is so high it's hard to wrap your head around. But it's not just a number, behind that number are animals with faces and a personalities. Every cat or dog waiting at those shelters are individuals that want love and want a good home.

#2. Because if you buy or breed her/him, a shelter animal will die. Even if you find a home for all your own dog's puppies or cat's kittens, you are still stealing homes away from those at shelters who are already born and waiting in shelters for homes. Bringing more animals into a world that puts to death more than 10, 000 homeless cats and dogs every day isn't just irresponsible, its cruel.

#3. There is no such thing is a responsible breeder. An estimated 25% of dogs abandoned at shelters are purebred. Breeding animals is still killing animals. 

#4. Because your pet has to battle with the uncomfortableness of being in heat and every time has to try to fight off other animals attracted to it. 

#5. Because your sexual hang-ups are yours, not your dogs! Yes, I'm talking to you Guys! Your dog doesn't have the same macho hang-ups that you do. You try being sentenced to a lifetime of humping sofa cushions and furniture and see how you like it.

#6. Because warehousing animals indefinitely is not the answer. Even in "no-kill" shelters, animals must live a lonely life without a true family, and sentencing them to a lifetime in a cage. To be happy, cats and dogs need love and individual attention. They need to run and play, and bask in the sun. 

#7. Because Animal Birth Control is Easy! Cats and dogs can be spayed as early as 8 weeks. And spaying or neutering your cat or dog is cheaper than having to feed a mother and all their young and getting all their shots. But it doesn't just save money, it also saves lives. 

#8. It's the right thing to do and you know it. In the time it took to read this blog, animal shelters were forced to end the lives of at least 71 animals. Please don't add to the cat and dog over-population crisis. Adopt. And urge others to do the same. 


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  1. *standing up ovation*

    You are so right! I so wish more people realized this!

  2. heehee thanks ;) and I agree! I think lots of people just don't realize what they're doing, the idea of bringing more cute kitties and puppies into the world may sound appealing but they don't realize the problem already in existence :P

  3. I am just inspired by this pictures.This worls has beautiful ladies indeed.


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