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Up to ten million healthy animals are killed in U.S. pounds and shelters every year because there are simply not enough homes for them all. Simple arithmetic illustrates how "just one litter" contributes to the mass killing: Two dogs breed.
Six offspring are born. The six offspring reproduce within one year and are responsible for six offspring each. In one year, a litter of six can becomes 36. And unfortunately, it doesn't stop there.
At the end of ten years, just one unaltered dog can be responsible for 4,372 births. One unaltered cat can be responsible for 420,000 kittens in just seven years! Spaying and neutering prevents homeless puppies and kittens from being born only to suffer on city streets or be euthanized at shelters.
You can help by spaying and neutering your companion animals. More informaton available at http://www.fund.org.