History has shown us, we cannot "adopt" our way out of the overpopulation of pets in the U.S. Millions of pets enter animal shelters every year. More than half of pets in these shelters are euthanized because shelters are overcrowded and pets cannot be placed in homes. As difficult as it is to do; healthy, playful, good-natured dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are put down at an alarming rate. Shelters can't save and support the huge number of accidental litters, strays and family pets brought to the shelter door every day. Over $2 billion is spent annually by local governments to shelter and ultimately destroy 8-10 million adoptable dogs and cats due to shortage of homes. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. We can reduce these numbers by spaying and neutering our family pets. Over its lifetime, a female animal that is not fixed can have over 100 babies and male animals can literally father thousands. Some people think it is cruel and unnatural to neuter a dog, but it is far crueler to have to kill his puppies because no one can take care of them. Did you know that approximately 25% of dogs taken to animal shelters are purebred? Breeders, whether they are "responsible" breeders, puppy mills or your neighbors next door, contribute to what has become an overwhelming overpopulation problem.
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