You can help put an end to the hopeless plight of Lee County’s dogs and cats by supporting a law to require that animals be spayed and neutered. Pet overpopulation causes horrific neglect and abject cruelty as the pet population continues to rise and available homes cannot meet this need. Spaying and neutering is the answer to this problem. “Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens” (http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/spay-neuter.aspx).
Why spend our tax dollars to round up strays, feed and house abandoned
one-time cost to spay or neuter will be far less. This petition proposes that our tax dollars be spent to sterilize all animals at free or low-cost clinics and require those who do not to secure a breeder’s license for a hefty fee.
Please sign now to address the pet overpopulation, neglect, cruelty, warehousing and euthanasia occurring daily in Lee County.
Spaying and neutering has health benefits as well. Removing the reproductive organs at an early age greatly reduces the risk of mammary and prostate cancer. Sterilization also makes animals much less likely to roam, fight or bite.
Ask our commissioners to make this a priority in Lee County by signing our petition. A draft ordinance is in the County Attorney’s office and needs to be addressed NOW. Every day makes a difference to a lonely, abused dog or cat.