PAWS NM to Combat Dog and Cat Overpopulation Crisis With a Little Help From Its Friends at PETA
For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2014
David Perle 202-483-7382
Santa Fe, N.M. – The People for Animal Welfare Society of New Mexico (PAWS NM), the winner in PETA’s nationwide search to find just the right organization to receive a state-of-the-art mobile veterinary clinic, has just driven the clinic across the country from Virginia and is ready to set up shop in Santa Fe. The clinic was purchased at a bargain price and will help the group provide even more lifesaving free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries in rural and impoverished areas of New Mexico.
“New Mexico has more dogs and cats than it can find good homes for,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “The way to tackle this crisis is by spaying and neutering—something that this new clinic can help PAWS do more of.”
Every year, animal shelters are forced to euthanize millions of unwanted cats and dogs for lack of suitable homes, and countless other animals are abandoned and left to fend for themselves outdoors. In addition to not contributing to the companion animal overpopulation crisis, sterilized animals live longer and happier lives, are less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system, and, in the case of neutered males, are less likely to roam or fight.