The Issue: Overpopulation of Shelter Animals
Of the estimated six to eight million dogs and cats that enter shelters each year in the United States, about three to four million of them are euthanized, according to data from The Humane Society of the United States. Spaying or neutering these animals can help prepare them for adoptive homes and prevent the overpopulation of homeless pets.
The Campaign: Spaying or Neutering Companion Animals
If 50 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Second Chance Pet Adoptions can fund spay or neuter procedures for 70 cats and dogs. Each additional $500 raised will fund surgeries for another 70 companion animals. Prior to being adopted, each animal in Second Chance’s program is sterilized to ensure they don’t add to the local overpopulation of homeless pets.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions rescues abandoned cats and dogs, provides them with room and board, and prepares them for adoptive homes. Each adopted pet receives a variety of medical treatments, including spaying or neutering, a microchip, vaccinations, a parasite treatment, and testing for FIV, FeLV, or heartworm. Regular events encourage playful interactions with animals, such as group dog washes and cat adoptathons at the adoption center, where adopters can can interact with the kittens in their community rooms. Second Chance also helps educate the community on responsible pet ownership.
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