Every year, 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters, mostly for lack of a good home. “No-kill” shelters that don’t euthanize animals often warehouse them in lonely cages for months or years on end, or they turn dogs and cats away because their cages are full, leaving the animals to suffer a far worse fate. There is only one solution to the overpopulation crisis: preventing more dog and cat births.
But puppies and kittens are adorable, and you know that if your female cat has kittens, you’ll find good homes for all of them. So there’s no harm in letting her have just one litter, right? Wrong!
Fact: Just one female cat and her kittens can lead to the births of 370,000 cats in seven years, and one female dog and her puppies can result in the births of 67,000 dogs in six years.
This means that in just 16 months, one unspayed cat and her kittens—and their kittens—can produce 36 more cats!
So now you understand why preventing unwanted births is the right thing to do, but maybe you’re still hesitant because you heard that neutering your male dog will change his personality or make him lazy. This is simply not true.
Fact: Spaying and neutering will reduce or eliminate only the behaviors that you don’t want, such as aggression and urine marking. Neutered males are less likely to roam, fight, and mark their territory with urine, and spayed females experience less hormone-related moodiness and won’t have messy heat cycles. In exchange, your animal companions will likely become more interested in you—rather than in finding a mate.
But what if the surgery is unsafe or painful?
Fact: Spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed animal surgeries. Most animals experience relatively little discomfort. Anesthetics are used during surgery, and pain medication is generally given afterward, so animals are back to their normal activities within a day or two. Spaying or neutering cats and dogs will also lower their risk of developing many diseases, including cancer.
So you want to get your furry friend spayed or neutered, but you can’t afford it or your parents think it’s too expensive?
Fact: Low-cost options exist! Call 1-800-248-SPAY to find your nearest low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic. Still having trouble? Hit up peta2, and we’ll help you find low-cost options in your area or help you talk to your parents.
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My name is Jason.
Top 10 quirks:
1. I’m vegetarian.
2. I’m Sagittarius
4. I love The Beatles
5. Love dogs!
6. Spring is my favourite season.
7. I’m an only child.
8. I knit.
9. I like to press flowers.
10. I like to shrink potato chip bags.
I have a tattoo on my wrist that says peace in braille. I feel like I should've been a teen in the 60’s-70’s. I have rainbow gauges in my ears. I’m FTM transgender but only identify as a gay male. I will write to anybody! I love fast food, glass blowing, making solar sensitive paper prints, ceramics, making friendship bracelets, tie dying, decorating my room, shopping online and off (but mostly online), cuddling with my Cockapoo named Mickey,eating candy, making things, fashion, & going to the mall. I can’t cook to save my life. I enjoy Netflix, crafts, & making people laugh, I am generous and enjoy Oldies. Green is my favourite colour. I hate the colour orange. Halloween is my favourite holiday. I’m addicted to playing Kardashian on my Ipod and using Instagram. I want to travel a ton one day, learn German, drive and lifeguard, and be an elementary school art teacher. I collect international stamps, coins, postcards, Betty and Veronica Archie Comics, kawaii stuff, cameos, *stickers*, and trinkets (I pick things off the ground, I’m a klepto like that). I write in a diary everyday. I hate candy corn. I have two cactus plants. I have Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr and Instagram, so HMU if you want my usernames. I believe loosely in karma, fate, kismet, déjà vu, reincarnation, dreams, destiny & fate. I love for stores: Etsy, Hot Topic, Francesca's, & Claire’s. People say I look like Brenton Thwaites. My Celeb Hotties are: Joseph Gordon-Levitt *swoon*, James Franco, Paul McCartney, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski & Josh Hutcherson (I have no idea why they all mostly start with “J” lol). But my favourite actors are Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.
· My favourite foods/restaurants are mangos, 99 Restaurant, Dominoes pizza, pickles, & Pinkberry/Froyo World.
My favourite movies and TV shows are Juno, Aquamarine, The Office, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Investigation Discovery, Bojack Horseman, Detention, Crank Yankers, How To Catch a Predator, Mary and Max, Bates Motel, Bob’s Burgers, Salem, Dateline, The Killing, & Darknet.
As for Horror films the scariest I’ve seen are: Vile, Quarantine, Would You Rather & Truth or Die
My favourite books are The Catcher In The Rye, Penpal, It’s Kind Of a Funny Story, & Life As we Knew it.
· My favourite quotes are "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"If you wait to tell someone you love them, it’s too late." -Paul McCartney
"If you don’t shoot, you don’t score."
"It’s all okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end."
"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." -Paul McCartney
Looking for: • Penpal • Art Pals • Package Pals • Snail Mail
I send small gifts, and even surprise you when I’m thinking of you. **I ask that your age is 18-23.** No country requirements, I enjoy using stamps lol. What I expect from a pen pal is LGBTQA respect and a consistency to correspondence. But I seriously love meeting new people with different interests and writing to them.