According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated six to eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters each year: 50% of these animals (three to four million) are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them — that’s one every eight seconds! As tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be drastically improved if each of us takes just one small step: spaying/neutering our pets. Spay/neuter surgery is commonly and routinely performed every day.
Here are the top 10 reasons to spay/neuter:
The Dumb Friends League Mobile Spay/Neuter clinic is at the Animal Shelter several days each month providing low-cost dog spay/neuter services for income qualified individuals. Check the mobile spay/neuter clinic schedule at ddfl.org/spayneuter.
The Dumb Friends League Mobile Spay/Neuter clinic provides high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs, including age-appropriate vaccines. For more details and income qualifications, visit at ddfl.org/spayneuter.
The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic offers no-cost spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including owned cats, feral cats, trap-neuter-return (TNR) cats and community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats). Anyone can bring a cat to the clinic for spay/neuter surgery, regardless of income.
The clinic is located at Solutions Clinic on 191 Yuma St., Denver, CO, and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get more information or schedule an appointment at ddfl.org/catclinic/.
Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides care to more than 12,000 pets each year. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.