Spaying And Neutering Essay

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Spaying, neutering, providing identification, and supporting non pet selling stores prevents costly shelter operations. Caring for just one dog or cat may seem like a small or large feat to take on, but, until people have been in the shoes of an animal shelter owner they have no idea what expenses are thrown upon those who care to reduce the overpopulation. According to a recent chart created by the ASPCA, the basic needs for a pet ranges from two hundred to two thousand dollars per animal annually. This covers medical needs, food, and transportation items. (“Pet Care Costs”)If the public takes into consideration that shelters house well over one hundred animals, shelters are looking at over 200,000 dollars not including the building upkeep and bills per year for just one shelter location. …show more content…

More specifically, fixing one dog on average prevents 67,000 puppies, while fixing one cat prevents on average 370,000 kittens. (“10 Uber Cute Truths About Animal Shelters”) Taking this into consideration, spaying and neutering prevents billions of animals from being born who are in need of homes and billions of dollars in expenses from being wasted. Instead of buying kittens, puppies, rodents, and supporting breeding mills, adopt an adolescent pet from a local shelter who will be just as loyal. (“Pet Overpopulation.”American Humane Society.) “Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.”(“About Us.” ASPCA.) The problem with animal mills is the fact that they fail to reduce overpopulation, treat their animals humanely, or conduct the lives of the offspring bearing mothers properly (“Cat

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