Spay and Neuter
Pet “overpopulation” encompasses two primary factors:
Allowing cats and dogs to reproduce with little chance to find homes for the offspring, and
Pets being relinquished by owners who can no longer keep their animals, or who no longer want them.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in our nation’s animal shelters because there are more pets than there are responsible homes for them.
Until this issue is resolved, the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) believes that all cats and dogs adopted from public or private animal care and control facilities should be spayed or neutered (i.e., sterilized).
Such sterilization includes pre-pubertal spaying and neutering of kittens and puppies.
Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) also supports the passage of laws and regulations mandating that all cats and dogs adopted from public or private animal care and control facilities be sterilized.
It is less certain that community-wide mandatory spay/neuter laws are effective in addressing pet overpopulation.
More information needs to be gathered on the benefit of prior legislative initiatives to determine long-term benefits.
Find out more by calling 918-256-7227.