While
Hurricane Sandy‘s gale-force winds
rattled buildings and its driving rain flooded roads, most people probably
weren’t thinking about spaying and neutering animals. But that’s exactly what
the folks who staff PETA’s
Mobile Clinics Division (MCD) program
were thinking. Natural
disasters should strengthen our resolve to spay and neuter because fewer
unwanted animals born means fewer stray animals left to suffer on the streets.

Despite
not being able to provide low-cost spay-and-neuter services in the middle
of the hurricane—or over the Thanksgiving holiday, when people had other things
on their minds—the MCD team altered almost 700 animals in November—699, to be
exact.

Here
are just a few of them: 

This
dear pit bull’s guardian is undergoing cancer treatment and wasn’t able to take
her dog to the vet. PETA got Sasha spayed, vaccinated,
and back home again to comfort her guardian.

Morgan
and Beanie might not have been as desperate to be spayed as they were to get
cookies—but fortunately, they got both.

Teepee
was already in heat, so her guardian knew that there was no time to waste. We
quickly got Teepee spayed before she could add to the overpopulation crisis.

In
just one year, one unspayed cat can give birth to 16 kittens and an unspayed
dog can produce 12 puppies. Please help us stem the animal-homelessness crisis by supporting your
local spay-and-neuter initiatives.

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Article source: PETA Files

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