Written by PETA
One of the main obstacles to spaying and neutering for many elderly and low-income people is transportation. Most buses and trains don't allow animals on board, so how can someone without a car get their animals to the vet? PETA's mobile clinic staffers solve that problem by providing free transportation for anybody who asks. In May alone, PETA provided round-trip transportation to dozens of animals and sterilized 860 animals in need near our Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters.
Trixie's doting guardian no longer drives and was so grateful for our help getting Trixie to her spay appointment.
Boo Boo's guardians cried tears of joy when we offered to spay Boo Boo and her feline sister free of charge.
Of the animals SNIP performed surgeries on in May, 40 were pregnant females and 102 were feral cats, adding up to thousands fewer unwanted babies. You can help support PETA's vital spay-and-neuter program by making a donation to our fleet of mobile spay-and-neuter clinics. And you can help in your own area by volunteering with spay-and-neuter initiatives and offering to transport animals to the vet.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
@Sarah I can see why you would feel that way about spaying the pregnant females, but I can assure you it's most likely the best option for them. There are about 70,000 puppies and kitten born every single day versus only about 10,000 humans. It's simple math; there are simply not enough homes for all these animals. The statistic is for every 1 born, 3 die in a shelter, and only 1 out of 10 will find a good home that lasts a LIFETIME. Believe me, I completely sympathize with you. It's devastating that the animal population has spun so out of control and people aren't willing to take responsibility for their animals. Just about every vet's I walk into will tell you, "every litter hurts," and "save a life before it is born."
While those babies MIGHT have found good homes, it was really unlikely. :(
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