Research shows that 72% of people did not know the best time to fix their pet, or thought they should wait until six months.* 59% of those cat owners, and 38% of those dog owners, also admitted to having at least one accidental litter. Many of these "oops" litters end up in overcrowded shelters.
A major goal of the campaign is to spay and neuter pets by the age of four months, before unplanned litters can become a euthanasia statistic.
As a veterinarian, you can help just by adding your name. A strong list of support for pediatric spay/neuter can make a huge difference, and show the public that these surgeries are safe and easy for their pets.
Questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
* IPSOS research conducted with PetSmart Charities in 2009 and 2011. Similar findings exist in the Humane Society of the United States' Gulf Coast Research 2007 and Best Friends Animal Society's Research 2013.