Every hour in the United States, more than 2,000 dogs and 3,500 cats are born, compared to 415 humans. The yearly statistics include more than 17 million dogs and 30 million cats. Add these animals to an existing pet population of 54 million dogs and 56 million cats and the total exceeds one hundred million!
Earlier puberty, multiple births and briefer pregnancies make dogs and cats far more prolific than humans.
Animal care and control agencies do their best to find loving, responsible owners for as many pets as possible, but there are simply not enough homes for all these animals.
American Humane estimates more than 15 million healthy, friendly dogs and cats will be euthanized this year simply because they are "unwanted".You can save lives and help solve the pet overpopulation tragedy by neutering or spaying your pet. This will reduce the number of dogs and cats being euthanized by reducing the number of pets being born.