thinking about breeding
Think it can’t make a difference if you don’t spay or neuter your pet? Think that because your dog or cat is a purebred or “has papers” that its offspring will be of value? Think that having “just one litter” can’t possibly hurt?
The sad facts about the growing problem of unwanted pets in the United States…
- Each year 6-8 million dogs and cats are turned in or picked up by shelters.
- Over half of the healthy adoptable animals are euthanized because there simply are not enough homes available.
- Shelter dogs are not always mixed breeds! 25% of all dogs in shelters are purebreds…
- Over a 6 year period, 1 female dog + 1 male dog + their offspring can produce 67,000 puppies
- Over a 7 year period, 1 female cat + 1 male cat + their offspring can produce 420,000 cats