Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Join our Drive - and Help Us Drive Pet Overpopulation Out of Our Region

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends' Communications Team

If you’re reading this, you’ll surely agree with Animal Friends’ goal of reducing, and ultimately eliminating, the region’s population of unwanted and homeless animals. Litters are born into tragic lives, and local shelters will soon be overflowing with kittens, many of whom will be euthanized for lack of cage space. Sadly, this happens every Spring.

Animal Friends has led the way in tackling this tragedy through our mobile spay and neuter clinic. Last year, we provided over 9,000 spay and neuter surgeries, altering as many as 60 cats in a single visit, and making a significant impact:

  • A shelter in Clarion County that operates on a shoestring budget can ensure that its animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption

  • A well-meaning but low-income woman who feeds stray cats in her neighborhood will stop future generations of stray and unwanted offspring

  • Families who have beloved pets but are unable to afford costly surgeries can prevent unintended births...and give their pets the health benefits that accompany spaying and neutering.
The double whammy of an economic recession and rapidly rising gas prices has hit Animal Friends hard. The need for the mobile clinic's services has increased dramatically as the costs related to its operation have skyrocketed.

We’re asking for your support to help us keep moving ahead. Please send Animal Friends a donation of a gasoline gift card. Mail or bring your gift to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Or, to keep your own gas costs down, just click here to chip in and support our efforts or call 412.847.7052. Every gallon of gas takes us closer to our goal - staying on the road to ending pet overpopulation in our region.

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