Spaying & neutering
In five years, one cat couple can produce over 11,000 kittens; a dog couple, over 12,000 puppies. This is much faster than the growth rate of adopting families. Sadly, this results in millions of animals across the country being unnecessarily destroyed each year. The solution is a basic grassroots one: You can make a real difference in the overpopulation problem by spaying or neutering your own pets and educating others about the importance of doing so.
This safe, inexpensive surgery also helps improve cats' overall health, protecting them from many diseases, such as uterine, ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer. It also eliminates many undesirable behaviors such as marking and howling.