Monday, September 3, 2007
4 Ways to Curb Pet Overpopulation! Posted Tue, Aug 28, 2007, 11:02 pm PDT August 18th was National Homeless Animal Day. In the United States, seven puppies and kittens are born per human being. As a result, there just aren't enough homes for the animals, and four to five million dogs and cats are euthanized every year. Here are a few ways you can help. Spay or neuter your pet. Efforts across the nation are already having a significant effect. In 1980, approximately 23.4 million animals were euthanized. Twenty-two years later, that estimate came down to 4.6 million. Still not convinced? Click here to learn how sterilization can make your dog a better, healthier companion. Volunteer your time. Across the country, shelters and rescue groups are organizing adoption and fundraising events. Contact your local organization to see how you can help. Donate! Organizations like your local shelter, rescue group, the ASPCA, and other non-profits, like the Millan Foundation, are in need of your monetary support. Even a small contribution can go a long way. Make a lifetime commitment to an animal. Whether you're adopting a new pet or re-evaluating a decision to give yours up, this is a great way to support this nationwide effort. Before you make the decision to bring a new dog into your life, I suggest you read my blog entry "Choosing a Dog That's Right for You."
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