We are proud to announce our new campaign: The Mix – Get Pet’s Fixed!
Our “The Mix – Get Pet’s Fixed” campaign will focus on encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets. With the money we raise, we will sponsor the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats along with help educate the public on the importance of this simple way to end pet overpopulation.
We will work with local shelters including: in the greater Houston area and donate money that will be used to spay and neuter animals going up for adoption.
Remember: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce almost 67,000 puppies in only six years!
Spay and neuter (sterilization) statistics*:
- Only 10% of animals that enter shelters are spayed or neutered
- 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered
- Spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed animal surgeries. Additionally, most animals are back to their normal activities within a day or two.
- One unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years.
- One unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens in seven years.
- Approximately 3 million animals are killed in shelters every year – due to overpopulation.
Reasons to spay and neuter your pet:
- Sterilizing your dog or cat will lease to a longer life. Altering your dog will increase his/her life an average of 1 to 3 years. Altering your cat will increase his/her life 3 to 5 years.
- Sterilization leads to a healthier life too! Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer (if done before six months of age) and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
- Altered animals are less likely to contract deadly diseases including AIDS and feline leukemia
- Decreases aggressive behavior including: dog bites, marking furniture, and fights.
- Decreases stress in pets, which can lead to hair loss, crying, and pacing
- The cost of spaying and neutering your pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for one year.
- Significantly decreases the homeless animal population which will reduce the amount of animals killed in shelters.
These statistics were obtained from: ASPCA, SpayUSA, PETA, Northwest Spay & Neuter Center