Every year, millions of healthy cats and dogs are euthanized in the United States. Animal shelters and rescues are overcrowded and there simply aren't enough adoption opportunities. While there are plenty of amazing nonprofits and programs dedicated to tackling this problem, it's affecting families with pets, too. The cost of spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs varies, but it can run between $50–$500 – a cost that cuts many families and their pets off from this vital care! Some states have implemented successful programs that help cut the cost of spay and neuter surgeries, but not every state provides this kind of access.
Sign the petition to urge all U.S. states to create affordable spay and neuter programs!
There are a few ways to make spay and neuter programs more affordable. Some states – like Vermont – have incentive programs funded through a small pet registration fee. Other states – like New Mexico – have passed a law that charges large pet food manufacturer's a fee upon product registration, then reallocates that funding to spay and neuter programs.
The states that have implemented the law have all seen life-saving success – with euthanasia rates dropping drastically. It's clear from the success and affordability of these programs that implementing an affordable spay and neuter program works. If spay and neuter surgeries become more affordable, it will allow more pets to stay with their families, and could save countless pets from spending their lives in shelters!
Sign the petition to urge all U.S. states to pass affordable spay and neuter programs to save millions of cats and dogs!