Sixteen percent of the approximately 90 million owned cats in the U.S., and 30 percent of the approximately 73 million owned dogs, remain unsterilized. That's 35 million animal companions who are unsterilized, and that's not even counting the millions of "unowned" animals struggling to survive on the streets.
Every animal bred and born—on purpose or by accident—and every animal purchased from a breeder or pet store occupies a home that could have taken in a dog or cat dying for a home at an animal shelter. Never breed animals or buy them from breeders or pet stores, and always practice your ABCs: Animal Birth Control.
Until people spay and neuter their animal companions, euthanasia will remain a tragic necessity. No one wants to have to euthanize animals, least of all those who hold the syringe, but every day, animal shelter workers see fates far worse than a humane death, including animals cruelly killed by mean people; animals chained, neglected, and starved; and animals left to perish on the streets, where they are considered a public health threat and a nuisance.
Homelessness is not just a human problem. U.S. animal shelters must put to death nearly 4 million dogs and cats every year because of simple math: There are too many animals and not enough worthy adoptive homes. You can help prevent this—it's as easy as Animal Birth Control!
Always spay or neuter your animal companions, and never buy them from a breeder or a pet store. For every dog purchased from a pet store or a breeder, a dog in an animal shelter is killed.
Pledge always to adopt animals from shelters and never buy them from pet stores or breeders by filling out the form below!
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Full Petition Text:
I want to help put an end to animal homelessness. By signing my name, I pledge to support and practice animal birth control by spaying or neutering my companion animals, educating others about the importance of spaying and neutering, and never buying animals from a breeder or a pet store.