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Sunday, June 10, 2007

three rescued kittens

And now what do we do with them?

You see that's why I'm late blogging today: three little wiggly kittens, born to the cats an irresponsible neighbor adopted and did not spay/neuter last year. They were born in the dilapidated shed in back of my brother's house, a shed filled with years' worth of previous tenants' garbage and loads of rat crap. It's amazing they are as lovely and healthy as they are.

They were wiggling too much to get a good cellphone-pic. Here they are though. And I'm preaching to the converted

But I'm Going To Say It Again:

Every hour in the United States, more than 2,000 dogs and 3,500 cats are born, compared to 415 humans. The yearly statistics include more than 17 million dogs and 30 million cats.

Each year, around 15 million pets are turned into animal shelters across the country. Only 25 to 30 percent of these animals are reclaimed by their owners or adopted into new homes. The rest, some 11 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, must be put to death because no one wants them.

Let's do the math! 11 mill divided by 365 (days of the year) means 30,137 innocent creatures snuffed daily. That's 1255 an hour, if they do it round the clock.

And a goodly portion of this could have been stopped if people fixed their animals. No money? Let's assume that we can spell and our fingers aren't broken, and we can type out "low cost spay neuter" in (your town). And you might get something like this:

Friends of Animals, 777 Post Rd., Suite 205, Darien, CT 06820 800-321-7387 or 203-656-1522
Friends of Animals will send an order form and a directory of participating veterinarians nationwide.

Spay/USA North Shore Animal League Intl.14 Vanderventer Ave., Suite L-1 Port Washington, NY 10050800-248-SPAY or 516-883-7575
Call Spay/USA for participating vet names, phone numbers, and prices in your area.

Believe me, injecting little terrified creatures with poison isn't free either. I guarantee any vet would rather help you spay and neuter.

And now there's three little babies to look out for among the multitude. Somebody has to. They've been failed once already.

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