You see them every day. The innocent faces of many homeless animals on the streets, in your neighborhood, or at your local shelters. Many are homeless because families have been faced with the misfortune of losing their home or can no longer afford feeding or caring for their pet.

Sadly, in the U.S., there’s an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted and the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets that would have made great companions.

Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100% effective method of birth control for dogs and cats. Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog.

Still not convinced? Check out the ASPCA’s
top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet!

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