About 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.
A solution is possible and starts with each of us taking one small step: getting our own pets spayed or neutered. To help stop pet overpopulation further, consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter.
News & Events
October 1, 2014
A New Route to Adoption: Instead of Selling Dogs, Puppy-Friendly Pet Stores Offer Adoptable Shelter Animals
More pet stores are offering shelter pets for adoption, instead of selling animals from puppy mills and other irresponsible breeding facilities. The switch has been so successful at Pet Plus Natural in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, that the retailer has expanded the concept to include its other locations.
September 4, 2014
Theo Rossi, best known for his role on the FX series Sons of Anarchy as Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz, joins Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States to improve the lives of street dogs.
August 26, 2014
Almost a decade after Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Louisiana SPCA) is diligently working to regain the capacity lost when the former shelter located in the Upper Ninth Ward was destroyed beyond repair by the worst natural disaster this country has ever seen.
August 22, 2014
For nearly 10 years, students at St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield, Calif., have been celebrating St. Francis Day by collecting supplies for local animal shelters.