According to The Humane Society of the United States, nearly four million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means, during a 40-hour work week, one homeless pet is euthanized every two seconds. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone’s cat or dog got out just one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good, permanent homes failed.

The most important thing to know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. In every community in every U.S. state, there are animals sitting in animal shelters waiting for homes. Only about half of those dogs and cats will ever get one. Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet means fewer pets—pets as sweet, loving, healthy, and deserving of companionship as your own—will be euthanized for lack of a home.

Take the opportunity on Spay Day 2011 to share this information with friends and family and let them know how important it is to spay/neuter.

You can also take this opportunity to help us spay/neuter homeless cats. We are looking to raise $2,000 during the month of February to fund the sterilization of 50 homeless cats in honor of Spay Day 2011. Please help us reach our goal and donate today. Donate now.

Thank you for all you do for the cats,
The Cat Network