After reading about animal homelessness, euthanasia, and hoarding, some people might be wondering what they can do to help. Maybe a few of you have even considered starting your own animal rescue group. If so, thank you for caring so deeply, but please—help us focus attention on stopping the flow of homeless animals where it starts.
When it comes to ending animal homelessness, the most humane and sustainable solution is to pour our time, money, and effort into having animals spayed and neutered. Preventing more animals from being born stops the problem at its source.
Here are some creative ways that we can work toward a no-birth nation:
Another crucial component of ending animal homelessness is educating the public about why it’s so important to adopt animals instead of buying them from pet shops or breeders. If you are considering adding a cat or dog to your family, your decision will literally mean life or death for an animal waiting in an animal shelter.
If you choose to buy from a breeder or a pet store, an animal at the local shelter must be euthanized. Please, always choose to save a life by adopting your animal companions from animal shelters or reputable adoption groups.
PETA has teamed up with dozens of celebrities—including Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz, Joanna Krupa, Audrina Patridge, and others—for pro-adoption public service announcements (PSAs). Saving animals is just the popular thing to do, right?
Thank you for caring. Animals like these are counting on compassionate people like you:
Fill out the form below and pledge always to adopt your animal companions and to have them spayed or neutered. Together, we can help end animal homelessness!