7/20/23 – For Immediate Release
Pawsome Advice reports that in six years, one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies. In seven years, one female cat and her babies can produce a staggering 370,000 kittens. Statistics also show there are 70 million stray cats and dogs in the United States and about 6.5 million of them enter shelters every year, with the ASPCA reporting that approximately 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized annually. Those numbers are staggering and tragic! This is where The AC PAW Spay & Neuter Project has stepped up and stepped in to make a difference.
For nearly 30 years, AC PAW has been helping pets and their owners by providing dog and cat rescue through their adoption program. Now, the time has come to transform and bring focus to a part of their mission that has always been there, behind the scenes. It is time to put the spotlight on the true problem causing pet overpopulation. As part of the AC PAW mission statement, the organization always made sure every animal that came through its system was spayed or neutered prior to being adopted. This one action is the single best way to put a dent in the pet overpopulation problem that plagues the United States and in turn can ultimately stop the needless suffering of these helpless animals.
It is a fact that spay and neutering of cats and dogs will save hundreds of thousands (or more) lives over the course of time. From stray and feral cats that are forced to live in the wild, fending off predators, suffering from disease and fighting for food, to dogs cramped up in cages at animal control facilities and in back yards developing fear and behavioral issues and so much more, these animals deserve better. Humans need to do better. That’s where The AC PAW Spay & Neuter Project steps in to assist pet owners with the cost of the procedures.
Besides stopping unwanted pregnancy, sterilization of dogs and cats offers so many more benefits to owners and their pets. From decreasing or eliminating marking behaviors, aggressive behaviors, and roaming to preventing many painful medical issues like cancer, pyometra, urinary and bowel issues and so much more.
Volunteers with The AC PAW Spay & Neuter Project are hard at work creating plans for low-cost spay and neuter clinics, meeting with veterinarians and fine-tuning their current ongoing voucher assistance program. In addition, there will be a strong focus on educating the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets.
Ongoing public support of this ever-important mission is greatly appreciated and vital to continue the program. AC PAW has always put high value on its supporters and friends – after all, that is the only way this important work can continue. Watch for the AC PAW email newsletter, visit acpaw.org, nounwantedpets.org or visit their Facebook Page to see current news and how to apply for assistance. Further, AC PAW is seeking out grant funding and is eager to talk with anyone that can help make those connections.
Visit ACPAW.org or NoUnwantedPets.org to donate or donations may also be mailed to PO Box 94, Acme, MI 49610. AC PAW is a 501C3 Non profit, donations are tax deductible.