The Issue: Pet Euthanasia Due to Overpopulation
A cat can become pregnant at 5 months old and deliver a litter of kittens two months later. Over the course of a year, one cat can easily produce 15 kittens. Pets who are not fixed contribute heavily to the approximately 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs that enter animal shelters across the country every year. Roughly half of these animals are adopted, but 2.7 million animals are euthanized. Spaying and neutering cats and dogs helps reduce shelter overpopulation and its result, euthanasia.
The Campaign: Sterilizing Pets for Underserved Families
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by SNIP Fund of The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia to help families spay or neuter their pets. For every $50 raised, the organization can provide a spay or neuter surgery for one Atlanta-area pet whose owner cannot afford the treatment. Nuvo Visage will provide up to $500 in matching donations. Spaying or neutering not only helps reduce the number of homeless pets but also provides myriad other benefits, including increasing animals' longevity and tempering aggressive behaviors.
SNIP Fund of The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia rescues healthy companion animals and then houses, feeds, and cares for them until they find forever homes. The shelter also provides basic wellness and medical services, including vaccinations and spay or neuter surgeries. As part of the shelter's efforts to reduce the homeless-pet population, it teamed up with local business Nuvo Visage to create the SNIP Fund. The fund works to ensure that low-income families can spay or neuter their cats and dogs for free, preventing any unwanted offspring and fostering lifelong companionship between pets and owners. In addition to hosting a yearly fundraiser, Nuvo Visage donates a portion of its profits to the SNIP Fund, and its founder helped create the application process that determines which candidates' pets receive the no-cost surgery.