+ What is spaying/neutering? The removal of an animals reproductive organs. Spaying: females Neutering: males
+ The Truth:•The animals overpopulation ( cats and dogs) has reached an all time high.Waco is a community that needs your help. With thousands of strayanimals being innocently killed on Waco streets and with a crowded animalshelter with not enough resources, the animal overpopulation in Waconeeds to be controlled.•Approximately 5 million to 7 million animals are put in shelters every year,and approximately 3 million to 4 million of those animals, are euthanized.•According to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texasabout 4.6 million animals are euthanized in animal shelters annually•The statistics for stray dogs and cats, is at such a constant rise that it isimpossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats are living today.( estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million)•With the overpopulation and consistency of unwanted animals on thestreets, one very big solution is to spay and neuter all pets to preventunwanted litters.
+ In favor of Spaying and Neutering Spaying and neutering has many health benefits including: - longer life span - elimination of risk for ovarian and testicular cancer - great reduction of risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer Spaying and neutering stops urges to stray away from the home as well as to fight. Spaying and neutering pets is the only way to control animal reproduction. Spaying and neutering stops unwanted litters. Spaying and neutering is the focal point to stop and control animal overpopulation.
+ Opposing Spaying and Neutering Spaying and Neutering is too expensive. Spaying and Neutering is claimed to make animals fat. Spaying and Neutering prevents breeding and making money. Spaying and Neutering prevents children from watching the miracles of the birthing process.
+ Reflection After conducting both interviews and doing a lot of research, my views have stayed firm in believing spaying and neutering animals is the absolute right thing to do. It is a great way to protect the lives of our current pets and to protect the lives of innocent animals who are born into a life of distress due to unwanted or accidental births.
+ How you can help! Volunteer at The Waco Humane Society today! They are always in need of volunteers and since it’s currently so overpopulated they need as much help caring for the animals and keeping the facility clean. Encourage friends and family members to spay and neuter their pets at four months of age! Pets can get pregnant as early as four months! Promote awareness to these statistics and research more to share the importance of spaying and neutering to control overpopulation. Write a letter to veterinary clinics asking them to become partners with the Waco Humane Society to create spaying and neutering vouchers that help those that who can not pay for the procedures. Most importantly : SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!