February is National Prevent a Litter Month
Designed to raise public awareness about the importance of spaying/neutering dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, February has been designated as National Prevent a Litter Month in order to ward off the enormous amounts of litters that arrive at animal shelters each spring.
With almost 1.5 million pets turned into U.S. animal shelters, nearly 9.6 of those animals are euthanized because of a lack space and inability to find them new homes. By educating the public on the importance of altering their companion animals, National Prevent a Litter month helps battle the problem of pet overpopulation.
As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to spay and neuter your furry family members and avoid contributing to an already overfull market of surplus animals. To help spread the word about this important awareness-raising effort, consider making a tax deductible donation to your local city animal shelter or the Doris Day Animal Foundation (www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org).