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Plenty is plenty when it comes to pet overpopulation. One female cat can begin breeding as young as 4 months old and, if left un-spayed, she and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in only seven years! One un-neutered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years! The Humane Society of the United States estimates that at least four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation.
February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and many organizations offer assistance, some even no-cost assistance, during the month and throughout the year. If you, a friend or family member need assistance to care for their pet, call your local humane society or animal shelter and tell them you are looking for low-cost spay/neuter services.
Links:The Humane Society List of Financial-aid Related Resources for Pet Care
PETA's Spay and Neuter: A Solution for Suffering