An excess of unwanted dogs and cats is a documented and escalating problem nationwide costing taxpayers billions over the years.
For decades, humanitarians have fought for bigger and better shelters where, ironically enough, larger numbers of pets can be housed and killed. But too few have fought in any significant manner to end the need for those shelters.
The answer to pet overpopulation is not in bigger and better shelters. The answer is not in adoptions. The answer is not in no-kill shelters. And, regrettably, as we have learned from experience since 1985, the answer is not in operating a highly successful low-cost (or often no-cost) neuter/spay clinic—even though our efforts have helped dramatically in saving tens of thousands of lives. Next