Why It’s Important
There are estimated to be 70 million cats who live in the US. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).
These numbers clearly illustrate the dire situation for homeless pets in our country, and animals in the Miami Valley are no exception. While SICSA’s no-kill mission ensures placement for all adoptable animals in our care, we recognize the need to take action to reduce pet overpopulation. We believe the most responsible and humane option is to proactively sterilize pets to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens, ultimately reducing the number of animals entering shelters and at risk of euthanasia. We do our part by spaying and neutering thousands of animals each year for our community, most at a reduced rate for low to middle-income families.