According to the Humane Society of the United States:
As a nation, we claim to love cats and dogs. Millions of households have pets,
and billions of dollars are spent yearly on pet supplies and food. But as a nation,
we should take a hard, sobering look at a different annual statistic: the millions of
dogs and cats given up to shelters or left to die on the streets. And the numbers tell
only half the story.
Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation-whether humanely in a shelter
or by injury, disease, or neglect-is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a
wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is,
it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals
Here's some information about the Humane Society of Tulsa's Spay/Neuter program. It is the
first step to solving this problem.