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Pet overpopulation is a serious matter.  Everyday, throughout the nation, our shelters are faced with overcrowded conditions and euthanization of healthy, loving animals.  No one wants to see these homeless pets destroyed. 
 
Please consider the following information and make the decision to support spay/neuter of family companions.  Wally's Friends™ needs your help to achieve its goal to dramatically impact the numbers of unwanted animals destroyed in shelters and starving on the streets.  Prevention is our greatest hope.
 
Did you know

The number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year is 6–8 million?

The number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year is 3–4 million ?

Less than 2% of the animals received at shelters have identification?

Most animals that shelters receive with identification, have outdated contact information?

The number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year is only 15–30% of dogs and 2–5% of cats entering shelters?

The number of animal shelters in the United States is between 4,000 and 6,000?

The average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year is 3?

The average number of kittens in a feline litter is 4–6?

In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats?

The average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year is 2?

The average number of puppies in a canine litter is 6–10 ?

In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs? (estimates by HSUS)
 

 

 
 
 

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