Why Spay or Neuter
Euthanasia is the single largest cause of death for dogs and cats in the U.S. Each year 27 million of the animals are born. Five to ten million we classify as "surplus" and kill. That's about one million per month. These numbers do not include the millions of dead dogs and cats whose bodies we scrape off the streets, or the hundreds of thousands of abandoned, severely neglected or abused ones who never make it to our shelters to be counted and killed. The five to ten million figure represents those we "must" kill because they are unwanted. Most of these animals are young and healthy; in fact, it is estimated that a majority are less than one year of age.
The problem is simple: we have too many dogs and cats. Too many for the too few homes available. The solution we have opted for is to kill the extras. This solution has been considered acceptable by default, as though there were no other way to control the crisis. And we spend over $1 billion every year destroying "man's best friend."
The Humane Society of Flower Mound offers low-cost spay/neuter assistance through our Catalyst Program. If you are unable to afford to spay or neuter your pet, contact us for information on assistance at email@example.com.
We also offer free certificates and can help trap/alter/release(TAR) with feral cats. Stopping one litter DOES make a difference!