Adopt Us, Please!

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Published on November 12, 2008

Author: Kinboden


Overpopulation : Overpopulation An epidemic among stray pets The Problem : The Problem Euthanization of animals in shelters Traffic accidents Sanitation of public places Unnecessary deaths of animals The epidemic is growing : The epidemic is growing 10,000 humans born each day 70,000 puppies and kittens born each day Only ¼ of animals in U.S. live safe, healthy, content lives 10-15 million starve on the streets Why does it exist? : Why does it exist? Irresponsible and uneducated owners Not spaying or neutering pets Lack of homes Misconception of strays Shelters are overrun : Shelters are overrun Humane Society of the U.S. $2 billion spent annually by the government on sheltering and destroying animals In 2003, the Atlanta area impounded over 138,000 87,000 were terminated Continued… : Continued… Kansas Humane Society 2002 copyright 61% of dogs and 75% of cats are euthanized Lethal injection, drug overdose, or by the withdrawal of life support. Euthanasia is a controversial issue because of conflicting religious and humanist views You can help! : You can help! Get educated before deciding on a pet Factors to consider: Do you have enough time and room? Do you have any other pets or kids? Why do you want a pet? Be responsible! : Be responsible! Pay attention to pet, train, groom Tag your pet Make veterinary appointments annually Spay or neuter your pet Benefits of Spaying & Neutering : Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Spayed/neutered pets get along better Less temperament problems Less likely to run away or fight No unplanned pregnancies Less pets euthanized in shelters Consider a Pet from a Shelter : Consider a Pet from a Shelter 30% in shelters are “purebreds” Public acquires 14% of pets from shelters Less expensive Disney’s original “Shaggy Dog” was $2.00 It could happen… : It could happen… Less suffering and killing of animals Reduce overflow in shelters and lower costs Fewer traffic hazards, noise complaints, dog fights, droppings, and quarantines You can better provide for your own pet So cute! : So cute! Provide for your pet Spay/neuter pet Adopt from a shelter Adopt from me! Thank you! : Thank you!

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