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Why We Must Spay and Neuter Our Pets

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the United States, and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as there is such disparity between those birth rates, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, animals and human cruelty. What can you do to stop the suffering? Spay and neuter your pets!

An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter, can total:

1 year: 12 cats
2 years: 67
3 years: 376
4 years: 2,107
5 years: 11,801
6 years: 66,088
7 years: 370,092
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077

An unspayed female dog, her mate and all of their puppies and their puppies’ puppies, if none are ever neutered or spayed, can add up to:

1 year: 16 dogs
2 years: 128
3 years: 512
4 years: 2,048
5 years: 12,288
6 years: 67,000