There are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals surrendered or collected and brought to animal shelters every year. Only half of the adoptable animals are adopted to homes and the rest are euthanized. There simply are too many pets for the number of homes available. The pets surrendered to shelters are not what many people would consider homeless “street” animals. They are puppies and kittens of loved family pets and many are purebreds.
Spaying and neutering isn’t just about overpopulation. Read more from the Humane Society of the United States about why you should spay or neuter your pets.
At FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic we believe spay/neuter is the single most effective way to cut down on pet overpopulation, curbing needless euthanasia of cats and dogs. It takes both spay/neuter, adoption, and access to basic veterinary care to get us there. Learn more about FACE and see the impact we’ve made in Indianapolis since 1999.