Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sterilization Contraception for Dogs and Cats: a low cost alternative to spaying and neutering?

An estimated five million cats and dogs die each year in US shelters, many of them offspring of pets whose owners didn't get them sterilized. But what if there was a quick and easy way to sterilize cats and dogs, without surgery?

The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D), the ASPCA and are fighting to make this idea a reality for all pets. Sign the petition to lend your support!

Surgical sterilization is logistically difficult and expensive for population control of un-owned animals. Having injection based sterilizations, rather than surgical spaying and neutering, would be an easy and affordable solution to the problem of overpopulation that leads to rampant colonies of feral cats and the overcrowding of local pounds.

Overpopulation is now the leading cause of death for dogs and cats around the world. The situation is even more desperate in countries where geographic, economic and cultural barriers prevent use of sterilization to control dog and cat populations.

Non-surgical sterilization methods do not currently exist, but they could with the right funding, research and public support! Use your voice to make this medical technology a top priority!Help The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D), the ASPCA and pressure pharmaceutical companies, scientists, regulators and funders to develop tools for non-surgical sterilization of cats and dogs now!

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