08 Jul '11, 12am

Pet Sterilization Is Saving Millions Of Lives | Care2 Causes

Pet Sterilization Is Saving Millions Of Lives | Care2 Causes

Thanks to spay and neuter programs and public education campaigns the hard work of animal rescue groups across the country is paying off by saving millions of lives. Experts reported that fewer animals will die this year because sterilization is becoming part of responsible pet ownership. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society International less than 4 million cats and dogs will be euthanized in the U.S. this year. The number sounds large, but it is down from the 12-20 million animals that lost their lives in the 1970s. “The decline in the number of animals being euthanized each year comes as the pet population has boomed. In 1970, there were about 62 million pets, and today there are about 170 million,” Stephen Zawistowski science adviser for the ASPCA said an Associated Press interview. Zawistowski said it took y...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/pet-sterilization-is-saving-m...

Tweets

Saving the Planet One Clothesline at a Time | Care2 Causes

Saving the Planet One Clothesline at a Time | C...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 6am

When looking at laundry hanging from a clothesline can drive a neighbor to murder , you know something’s seriously out of ...

EPA Needs to Hear from You: Get Toxic Pet Produ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 08 Jul '11, 12am

Calling all concerned pet owners and families. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is in charge of ensuring t...

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 2am

Has Harry Potter had a long range impact? The Plain Dealer , a Cleveland-based newspaper, recently sponsored an essay cont...

How many lives did the EPA just save?

How many lives did the EPA just save?

grist.org 08 Jul '11, 3pm

The EPA's new rules regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants, limiting air pollution from coal plants in 27 Eastern...

Saving Tasmanian Devils may lead to cancer treatments | Care2 Causes

Saving Tasmanian Devils may lead to cancer trea...

care2.com 09 Jul '11, 3pm

Cartoonist Robert McKimson pegged parts of the Tasmanian Devil’s character pretty much square on when he created Taz for W...

Threatened #Florida black #bears need forests. ...

nature.org 08 Jul '11, 4pm

NA © Anderson Photography and Nature Graphic NEWS FLASH: With your support, a critical Florida black bear connector has be...

Shelter Dogs Press Staples Easy Button for Rewards

Shelter Dogs Press Staples Easy Button for Rewards

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 9pm

Shelter Dogs Play Poker for a Cause. The Dog Saving Network uses fun, creative mediums to promote the benefits of positive...

First Tee, changing kids' lives since 1997, emb...

golf.com 07 Jul '11, 10am

This week brings one of my favorite tournaments, the First Tee Open played at Pebble Beach. The inspired format pairs 78 w...

Bear Will Not Be Euthanized After Yellowstone Mauling | Care2 Causes

Bear Will Not Be Euthanized After Yellowstone M...

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 9pm

Officials at Yellowstone National Park said a female grizzly bear that attacked and killed a hiker earlier this week was t...

Building better cities so people can have bette...

grist.org 15 Jul '11, 7pm

"The city is where we humans create culture." So said Joan Clos i Matheu , executive director of UN-HABITAT, at an all-day...

The Importance of Being Vegan

The Importance of Being Vegan

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 6am

“If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.” - Leo Tolstoy … Intellectual...

7 Billion Reasons to Care about World Populatio...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 9pm

This is NOT an enormous planet nor is it one with endless resources. Humans are selfish, self important & self centred cre...