We don’t need a calendar to know spring is in the air.
Just look at the calves, lambs, baby chickens and bunny rabbits – not to mention puppies and kittens.
It is a time of new beginnings, new life.
The goal, though, is for there to be fewer and fewer puppies and kittens eligible for owner/surrender and/dumped on some country road.
This past year, PAAS has helped 700+ pet owners give their pets “fixed”.
If you conservatively say each “fixed” pet would have had 5 offspring, then next year there will be 3,500 fewer.
And the following year 17,500 fewer.
Those numbers sound great, but they are only the tip of the iceberg.
5 years of concerted spay/neuter programs – – Pets for Life, Pet Over Population and Spay/Neuter clinics — will begin to make a lasting impact on the homeless/unwanted populations.
When you and your family are ready for a new addition and you want it to be a puppy or kitten – please adopt from a local shelter or rescue.
Go online (especially Facebook) and type in the pet breed of your dreams – you will have lots of choices – – and they should all be “fixed” before the adoption if finalized.
If you do bring a pet into your home – and it hasn’t been fixed – – please, please do not adopt until you have the funds to pay for the spay/neuter.
It is the only way we are going to reduce the homeless population.
Embrace the flowers, green grass – – be safe from the tornadoes (we do live in Oklahoma) and pray for rain – no hail.
Make the decision to be a responsible pet owner – then find that one that tugs at your heart.
Spring has arrived and summer will soon be here!!!!