Tell Congress: Support Creation of a Humane Spay/Neuter Cookie

  • by: 600 Million Dogs
  • recipient: Your Senators & Representative in the U.S. Congress

There are an estimated 600 million stray dogs around the world. They give birth to an estimated one billion homeless pups each year. Those pups start reproducing at 6 months of age, repeating the cycle.

With growing stray populations, the dogs have a greater chance of contracting rabies — a contagious, untreatable, fatal disease. Over 12 million people a year have to receive painful treatment for rabies, and at least 59,000 people die worldwide after contracting rabies. About half of them are children.

In the U.S., millions of healthy, adoptable strays are killed every year, and an estimated 1 billion taxpayer dollars are spent each year to deal with this problem.

This staggering amount of animal and human suffering can be prevented with the development of a single dose of a medicine, delivered via a cookie, that will cause safe, permanent sterilization. We support the development of such a biscuit to save lives and tax dollars, and we believe the U.S. government should too. Will you join us?

The USDA spends tax money on animal birth control research, but they are not focusing on such a cookie. Tell Congress to tell the USDA to work on developing a spay/neuter treat to end the suffering.

Dear [Representative/Senator],

It is time to bring a permanent end to the pet overpopulation problem by using scientific advancements to develop a treat that will be able to safely spay or neuter stray dogs and cats without surgery. A birth control biscuit for dogs and cats that is permanent. In other words, a humane, rapid, and cost-effective solution to this growing problem.

In the U.S., an estimated 1 billion dollars are spent each year dealing with the dog and cat overpopulation problem. Tragically, this includes the killing of over 2 million healthy, adoptable dogs and cats. We the undersigned believe strongly that a more humane solution is desperately needed.

We are therefore petitioning you to help increase funding to the USDA to expand their current animal birth control research programs to include the development of these biscuits.

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