Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Romance Readers Love Their Pets

Hi Folks. A happy May 1st to you.
If you've read The Crystal and noticed that a couple of the characters, Ned and Jericho, have four legs instead of two, you've probably figured out that I'm an animal lover. So I'm going to chat today about something near and dear to my heart: spay/neuter. How does this fit in with a romance blog website? Well.....(grin) I believe that romance readers and writers are compassionate caring people who have a huge capacity for love, including love for our four-legged friends. I also believe that most people are responsible pet owners and that more and more people are hopping on the spay/neuter bandwagon everyday. But even with the great strides being made today we still have a ways to go.
Stats and facts:
More than 70,000 kittens and puppies are born daily in the United States.
In the county I live in the animal shelter euthanizes 6,000 cats and dogs a year. This is just one county in one state.
For the entire United States it jumps up to 10 million per year.
The offspring of one unspayed female cat and her mate and all their offspring producing litters can total a staggering 11,606,077 cats in 9 years. Whew!
So please spread the word to friends and family to spay and neuter their pets.And give your dog or kitty a big hug and tell them how lucky they are to have a home with you.
Thanks for stopping by and have an excellent day.


Elissa Abbott said...

Great post, Sandra!

A lot of people also don't realize that spayed and neutered pets tend to be healthier, as well. They have lower incidences of cancer. Plus neutered boys don't go wandering as much (looking for mates) and so are less likely to get lost, hit by a car, etc.

Anonymous said...

That some great information... I'll have to remember that when/if I ever get a cat :)