In America the number of stray animals has reached epidemic proportions.
According to the ASPCA website, though it’s impossible to get an exact number of stray pets in the USA, it is estimated the numbers of stray cats alone reach into the 70 thousand range.
The ASPCA also lists other statistics regarding the importance of spaying and neutering pets:
- Fertile cats produce, on average, one to two litters of kittens a year. The litters typically contain four to six kittens.
- The cost to spay is less than the cost to raise puppies and kittens for one year.
- Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year- 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats (estimated).
- Approximately 2.7 million of those animals are euthanized.
- It is estimated that over 40% of the cats that enter shelters are euthanized.
It’s equally worthy to mention that a large majority of stray animals do not have vaccinations, leaving them at a high risk for spreading deadly diseases and parasites to other house pets and humans.
With the information provided above, we greatly encourage anyone who has fertile animals to take advantage of the local upcoming low cost spay and neuter clinic for cats:
Animal Friends Surgery Mobile Unit
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Franklin Township Building
$50 includes surgery, rabies vaccine, flea treatment, ear mite treatment, and deworming
Contact Karen at 724-601-6499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Cassandra Douglas.