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Pet Overpopulation

Every litter, planned or accidental, causes pet overpopulation. More than 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the United States. Only one out of five will end up living their entire lifetime in a responsible home. Most end up scavenging for food, living a shortened life, or dying alone through some misfortune.

Each year virtually every community in the United States must euthanize the vast majority of the animals coming into their animals shelters because there aren't enough homes for them all. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6,000,000 are killed every year at shelters. This means 500,000 a month!

How many offspring can one unsterilized dog or cat produce?

One female dog and her offspring can be the source of 67,000 puppies in just six years. One female cat and her offspring can be the source of 420,000 cats in only seven years.

Whose fault is the pet overpopulation problem?

Every person who allows their pet to have even one litter is guilty of directly contributing to the problem. While it is difficult for someone to believe that their "one litter" has caused over-population, it did!

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