Saving Maui's Animals: the impact of spay neuter

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A graphic look at animal cruelty cases on Maui and how Spay Neuter can reduce aggression, population and suffering.

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  • Our missionWho we areWhy we were formed
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  • Saving Maui's Animals: the impact of spay neuter

    1. 1. Here is today’s agenda.<br /> Intro to SPCA MAUILeili McKinley SPCA Maui Board member<br /> Health Benefits of Spay & Neuter Dr. Alan Kaufman Doctor of Veterinary Medicine<br /> The Impact of Spay and Neuter on Reducing Aggression, Population, & SufferingAimee Anderson SPCA Maui Board Member & Former Director of Animal Control for Maui Humane Society & Maui Police Department Instructor<br /> Reducing animal cruelty on MauiJudge Simone C. Polak Department of The Prosecuting Attorney<br />
    2. 2. Presentation 1.3Savings Maui’s Animals: A New Perspective<br />Intro to SPCA MAUILeili McKinley MSPCA Board member<br />Health Benefits of Spay & Neuter Dr. Alan Kaufman Doctor of Veterinary Medicine<br />The Impact of Spay and Neuter onReducing Aggression, Population,& Suffering<br />Aimee AndersonSPCA Maui Board Member & Former Director of Animal Control for Maui Humane Society & Maui Police Department Instructor<br />Reducing animal cruelty in MauiSimone C. Polak Maui County Chief Prosecuting Attorney<br />
    3. 3. This is a dog with mange.<br />Researchers believe the tendency to develop demodectic mange is hereditary.<br />
    4. 4. Spay/Neuter can reduce the incidence of demodectic mange.<br />It is very important that dogs with a history of generalized demodectic mange not be bred as there is thought to be a hereditary component to the development of the disease.<br />
    5. 5. Non-neutered dogs are more aggressive.<br /> Approximately 75% of reported dog bites involve intact male dogs. <br />
    6. 6. The number of dog bites in the U.S. are dramatic.<br /> According to recent surveys, 4.8 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. 1,000 Americans per day are treated in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites. <br />
    7. 7. The majority of dog bite victims are children.<br />
    8. 8. “Free to Good Home” is a recipe for disaster.<br /> “Free pets" are often a result of "mistake" breeding.<br /> Pets obtained for free are less likely to be spay/neuter & are less likely to receive veterinary care. <br /> They are more likely to be abused, neglected or discarded. <br /> Animal hoarders often search for "Free to Good Home“ ads thinking they are rescuing an animal.<br /> Free pets often end up in the hands of dog fighters who use them to "bait" to train fighting dogs. They may end up as breeding stock for a backyard breeder. <br />
    9. 9. “Free to Good Home” pets can end up like this.<br />
    10. 10. Other species can become victims too.<br />
    11. 11. With excess, even living feeling animals become disposable objects.<br /> When there is an excess of a commodity, that commodity loses its value and importance. It becomes something to be dismissed or ignored. At worse, it can become disposable or even despised. Unfortunately, society views excess animals as one of those "disposable" commodities.<br />
    12. 12. This is a perfect example of the disposable mentality. <br />
    13. 13. Both dog fighting and neglect are symptoms of the devaluation of life. <br />
    14. 14. This island has seen way too much of this kind of abuse.<br />
    15. 15. So what can we do to help?<br />
    16. 16. We can build the bus. <br /> Bring Accessible & Affordable Spay/Neuter Services all over the island<br /> A co-operative mobile clinic to serve all:<br /><ul><li>Individuals
    17. 17. For profit
    18. 18. Non profit</li></li></ul><li>Our bus can make Maui a better place for all.<br /> Decrease Euthanasia in Shelters<br /> Reduce Unwanted, Stray and Feral Animals<br /> Protect Our Environment<br /> Reduce Abandonment, Mistreatment & Cruelty <br />
    19. 19. Please help us help them<br />We need to raise $150,000 for the <br />mobile spay/neuter bus – Donate Today<br />
    20. 20. Your Donation Will Help Stop The Cruelty<br />Become a Friend of SPCA MAUI<br />

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