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How to Help Create a Country With Fewer Homeless Pets
Currently in the USA, millions of pets each year are being killed at pounds because there are too many being born for each to have a good, lasting home. Millions more suffer and die as abandoned pets and strays. Untold more are living in homes where they are not truly wanted or appreciated and as a result, are neglected or abused.
Millions, perhaps billions of dollars are wasted confining, killing and disposing of the bodies of dogs and cats. This terrible wastage can be stopped if everyone who cares works together. None of the pets who are suffering or dying today came from another planet on a spaceship. Each and every one came from a pair of unfixed pets. It is estimated that 85% of the humans would like to see the country become a compassionate, “no homeless pets” country. The remaining 15% who do not care will continue to create dogs and cats, so we will continue to have companion animals.
Unlike the tragic problems of Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer, this problem could essentially be solved within the next 12 months if everyone who cared would follow these basic steps. The result could benefit all, as the funds and resources being wasted on confining, killing, and cremating pets could instead be used to the advantage of other causes.
Keep a phone number ID on your pets at all times.This is your pet’s primary “ticket home.” Search for your lost pet immediately and continuously if it would become lost. Lost and stray pets crowd pounds/shelters, resulting in less room for pets who are up for adoption. It is sometimes more difficult to find homes for stray pets that do not have a known history. Microchip your pets for added security.
Spay or neuter all your pets.No exceptions. Even if you keep your pets indoors and under supervision, spay/neuter is the only way to be completely sure your pet will never add to the tragic overpopulation crisis.
Help others to spay or neuter their pets and also stray pets.Offer financial aid/or transportation to the vets, where appropriate. Stray cats can be captured in live traps, transported to the vets to be fixed and vaccinated, and then returned to the location where they were trapped, without even touching the stray cat.
Adopt your next pet from a non-breeding (neither purposeful nor accidental) source.Petfinder.com is an excellent resource. This is a nationwide website of homeless, adoptable pets.
Encourage and aid others to adopt their next pet.If someone you know is considering acquiring a pet, research rescue organizations and potential pets for them to adopt, not buy. Offer to make the adoption fee (or part of the fee) a gift from you.
Give gift certificates of adoption fees or spay/neuter costs at pet lover’s showers, house warmings, graduations, as wedding gifts, birthday presents, and at holidays.These gift certificates will act as conversation starters at the event, and again when the gift certificate is redeemed. Teaching the others in attendance will spread the word about the kind solution to pet overpopulation.
Give special consideration to adopting an adult spayed/neutered pet.Pets are available from pounds and shelters, from newspaper ads, through contacts with social workers, churches, veterinarians, groomers, etc. Every day many pets need to be rehomed, through no fault of the pet. Pets lose their homes when people lose their homes, when people become unable to provide for the pet, when blended families can no longer keep a pet, when children lose interest in the pet, etc.
Train your dog.Many pets become homeless when their humans fail to provide training.
Persuade others to spay/neuter/adopt their pets.If you are a landlord and the tenant wishes to own a pet, require it to be a “fixed”, adopted pet. If you are aiding a relative or neighbor in some way (loaning a vehicle, or money, for example), require them to “fix” and adopt their pets. Put it in writing, to be certain they realize that you are serious. Your neighbor asks you to baby-sit their dog, require that it be a fixed dog.
Spread the message.Speak to others you know, your hairdresser-barber, doctor, dentist, coworkers, and relatives. Tell everyone to never buy a pet, nor acquire from a breeding source.
When all pets in your circle are spayed/neutered, then donate to spay/neuter organizations.Pounds and shelters are needed, but the pet overpopulation crisis cannot be solved at the shelter level. It can be essentially solved at the home and neighborhood level through identification, spaying/neutering, and adoption.
QuestionIs it important to spay cats? I would love to keep their kittens.wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerHow many kittens are you going to keep? What about the ones you do not want to keep? If you do not get them fixed, they will keep having them, unless you diaper, which is a lot of work. Please take care of them, do not turn them into street urchins.Thanks!
- Realize that some pet owners won't take kindly to your encouragement to spay/neuter/adopt. Do not pressure this person; they might be in the 15% who do not care. Carry on and find a different person who can be educated or another pet that can be helped.
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