PETA’s spay-or-neuter billboard was erected today, promising to reach not only Nadya Suleman’s immediate community in La Habra but also a national one, thanks to a ton of media coverage. Because of our offer to “Octomom,” we received a lot of calls, e-mails, and blog comments from people who thought that their yards would be great places to get the word out about spaying or neutering animals. So we’re calling on caring animal defenders to reach out to their own communities with the lawn sign pictured below, which is available to the first 100 people who sign up.
We hope that you’ll join this effort and send us pictures of the sign on your lawn. No matter where you live, you can be certain that some of your neighbors don’t know that spaying and neutering helps save lives. They might have no idea that so many of the more than 6 million dogs and cats who end up in crowded animal shelters every year are only there because some people mistakenly think that “just one litter” doesn’t hurt. It does. Maybe they’ve never read this alarming statistic: One cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just seven years. And perhaps they don’t realize that spaying and neutering is a simple, inexpensive (and in many cases, free) procedure that can also ensure better physical and mental health for their animal companion.
The effort to educate others about the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals begins at home. So come on—sign up to place our spay-or-neuter sign in your lawn or apartment window today!
Written by Karin Bennett