Each year about four million cats and dogs are euthanized in the United States, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Sadly, many of these tragic deaths (and their associated expense) could be prevented by reducing pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering programs.
The Indiana Companion Animal Sterilization Fund (ICASF) proposes that a fund be established in the state of Indiana to provide free spay/neuter surgery for the dogs and cats of Indiana Medicaid recipients. Other states that have enacted similar programs have realized a savings of $3 for every $1 spent. This means that for every dollar spent on a program to support spaying/neutering, $3 was saved in the expense of picking up, housing, and euthanizing stray animals. Therefore, ICASF is fiscally responsible as well as humane.
INDIANA RESIDENTS: Visit www.raiseyourpaw.org for more information about ICASF, but please return and sign this petition, sending your message to legislators.