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Divine Intervention Won't End the Homeless-Animal Crisis, Group Says
For Immediate Release:December 11, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Indianapolis -- With a dog dressed in blue robes like those
seen on depictions of the Virgin Mary and a caption reading, "Mother of
Dog! Don't Wait for Divine Intervention. Spay or Neuter Today," PETA's brand-new
billboard campaign will launch in Indianapolis just in time for Christmas.
PETA is currently negotiating with area outdoor advertisers to place the ad in
a prominent, high-traffic area. PETA's point? That allowing dogs and cats to
breed—something not very mystical but predictable if they are not spayed or
neutered—means no room at the inn for millions of animals every year. The
solution is simple: Get them fixed, and everyone will have a divine home.
"The Virgin Mary's pregnancy was unexpected, but if you
don't get your cats and dogs 'fixed,' it's careless and thoughtless and adds to
the homeless-animal crisis," says PETA Director of Communications Colleen
O'Brien. "The best Christmas present that you
can give dogs and cats is to make sure that they have loving families, which
means not bringing more into a world where there aren't enough good homes to go
Every year in the U.S.,
an estimated 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter
animal shelters, and roughly half of them must be euthanized because there
simply aren't enough good homes. One unspayed female cat and her offspring can
produce a whopping 370,000 cats in just seven years, and one unneutered male
dog can father nearly limitless litters. Unwanted dogs and cats who never make
it to an animal shelter are often abandoned and must fend for themselves on the
streets, where they are often subjected to cruelty and suffer from starvation,
disease, or injuries.
Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying
eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods,
eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary
cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents
testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Altered animals are
less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and
feline leukemia, that are spread through bodily fluids.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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