Across the country, an estimated 8 million stray or unwanted animals are taken in by shelters every year, with 3.7 million of them never finding permanent homes and eventually being euthanized. Though many of these animals come from homes that are no longer able to care for them, many more are the result of unexpected litters from dogs and cats. In fact, animals that are not spayed or neutered pose a problem of exponential growth; one unaltered female dog and her litters can produce 67,000 puppies in six years, and one female cat and her litters can beget 420,000 kittens in seven years.
The Santé D'Or Foundation, a nonprofit, donor-supported, volunteer-based rescue, serves as a no-kill sanctuary that strives to place animals into loving homes and prevent them from producing potentially unwanted offspring. During their stay, animals are fed quality, byproduct-free food, receive daily human interaction, and are only caged during the night. To help keep animal numbers under control and reduce the number of stray and euthanized animals, Santé D'Or neuters or spays each temporary resident.
Join G-Team and help the Santé D'Or Foundation reduce unnecessary loss of life by spaying or neutering animals. For every $50 donated, one animal can be spayed or neutered, and for every $500 received, at least 10 animals can undergo the treatment. Each G-Team donor can bring his or her voucher to the Santé D'Or facility, open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., to receive a free 2011 calendar featuring some of the rescue's animals.
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