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Homelessness isn't just a human problem. All across India, stray dogs and cats starve to death, are injured or killed in fights, are hit by vehicles, or are abused by cruel people on the streets. Countless other animals end up in animal shelters because there aren't enough good homes for them. You can help prevent these tragedies. It's as easy as ABC—animal birth control!
Who's to Blame?
The homeless dog population survives because of exposed garbage but breeders, pet stores and people who don't spay and neuter their animals are to blame for animals who end up homeless in the first place. Every time someone buys a dog or a cat from a breeder or a pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a home – and the chance at a good life. As long as animals are still suffering because of a lack of homes, no breeding can be considered "responsible".
Killing Isn't the Solution
Some governments have tried to deal with the homeless dog crisis by relocating or even killing dogs. Not only is this cruel, it's also ineffective – dogs from surrounding areas simply move in to take the place of those who were killed, and they reproduce, creating even more homeless dogs. Dogfights increase because of mating and because every time a new dog enters the territory, he or she is attacked by the dogs who are already living there.
Goal: A No-Birth Nation
The solution is simple: animal birth control. Spaying one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and spaying one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years – animals who will never suffer and never end up abandoned on the streets or dumped at animal shelters. Sterilised animals also live healthier, longer lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite. Puppies and kittens can be safely sterilised at 8 weeks of age!
Be Part of the Solution: Practice Your ABCs!
Sign our pledge saying that you will never buy an animal from a pet store or a breeder and that you will practice your ABCs. If you already have an animal companion in your family from a pet store or a breeder, that's OK. Pledge not to buy again and always to practice your ABCs!