STOP BREEDING CATS
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THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF CATS OR DOGS. THERE ARE MILLIONS NEEDING A HOME RIGHT NOW AT SHELTERS EVERYWHERE. EVEN PUREBREAD!! THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO BREED. NOT ONE!
Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.
Each year, approximately 3.7 million shelter animals are euthanized.
A statement made by a veterinarian on Scottish Folds:
"It is common for the breed to suffer from serious health problems. The cartilage and bones do not develop properly, which leads to arthritis and other painful joint diseases that can cause reluctance to move, abnormal posture and gait, lameness and short, misshapen limbs. We welcome any change to legislation to prevent the breeding and sale of Scottish fold cats."
Lets talk about the actual pregnancy. Cats are only pregnant for about 9 weeks and can get pregnant 4 times in 1 year. Labor and delivery of their babies lasts 6 to even 24 hours with contractions with each kitten. Each delivery can take up to 2 hours.
You have NO idea where the kitten being adopted is actually going. Okay, you conduct a fully detailed interview or even a background search.. But how do you actually know for a FACT, without any doubt.. That the kitten will actually be in a caring, cruelty/abuse free home?
Of the animals that are turned into animal control, over HALF will be killed because there simply aren't enough homes. 25% of those are actually PUREBREAD animals.
The solution is THIS SIMPLE: Spay or Neuter your pet. & here are the benefits.
-Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
-Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
-Your spayed female pet won't go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
-Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from the house. Once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.
-Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering.
-Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.
-In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.
-A USA Today (May 7, 2013) article cites that pets who live in the states with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest. According to the report, neutered male dogs live 18% longer than un-neutered male dogs and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs. The report goes on to add that in Mississippi, the lowest-ranking state for pet longevity, 44% of the dogs are not neutered or spayed.
FINALLY- Spaying ONE cat can prevent 370,000 front being born in just 7 years. Think about it. Be responsible. CARE. TAKE ACTION!!!!
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