What are the biggest threats to pets in the US? Running away from home and getting lost? Being neglected or abused? Adrian, the Humane Education Manager at the Pasadena Humane Society (www.pasadenahumane.org) always asks school kids this question; the right answer is simply overpopulation; there are ways more dogs and cats in the US than households who want a pet. The easy solution to this problem is spaying and neutering pets, and Pasadena recently passed an ordinance mandating fixing pets, but there are many people who don’t understand the importance of fixing pets, have misconceptions about the effects of spaying and neutering or don’t know there are affordable resources. So JRP has placed videography volunteers Chris and Sherry with PHS to produce a video about the importance and accessibility of spaying and neutering.
In addition to low-cost or free spaying and neutering, PHS offers many other services to prevent more animals going to shelters, including behavior classes, low-cost vaccines, and even a doggy day care. Of course, you can always adopt a pet there too!
Thanks to Chris and Sherry for helping to educate the public about spaying and neutering and helping both animals and humans to have great pet relationships!