Every year in the United States, 3 - 4 million homeless dogs and cats are needlessly put to death - that is one about every 8 seconds. The Petco Foundation raises millions of dollars every year and partners with more than 8,000 partners across the country to benefit homeless pets.
Spaying and neutering is the #1 way to prevent pet euthanasia and reduce pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering not only reduces the number of dogs and cats killed, it helps animals to live longer and healthier lives by eliminating or reducing many of the health and behavior issues that result in so many animals being relinquished to shelters.
By spaying or neutering just one feral cat, in two years, we stop 144 kittens from being born into a life devoid of love or shelter and full of starvation, disease, neglect and fear. By spaying or neutering just one cherished family dog we can offer hope to 18 more by creating space in a shelter or in a home.
Each year, Petco and the Petco Foundation do their part to fund thousands of spay/neuter surgeries during the Petco Foundation's annual National Spay and Neuter Drive. National Spay and Neuter Drive is designed to provide much needed financial assistance to benefit local and national organizations that promote spay and neuter through advocacy, education, affordable surgeries and referrals.
All proceeds benefit local spay/neuter focused animal welfare organizations that help prevent the births of unwanted puppies and kittens and save the lives of homeless animals in the communities that Petco shares. Recipients are chosen by each of Petco's stores nationwide.
Click on your state below to see the referrals for low cost spay/neuter in your area
(list provided courtesy of SpayUSA.org)