The leading cause of animal deaths

Guest post from York County SPCA:

“No other disease comes anywhere close to causing as many deaths as the disease of euthanasia. Fortunately, euthanasia is a disease with a cure. And the cure for animal overpopulation is prevention via sterilization.”
—- HUMANE ALLIANCE, ASHEVILLE, N.C.

From the moment I heard those words, I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel for the thousands of animals we take in each year at the York County SPCA. That’s why the York County SPCA is thrilled to be selected by Humane Alliance as their partner, the only shelter in Pennsylvania!

By aggressively increasing the number of animal sterilizations we do every day -— every week, month and year -— euthanasia in York County will decline.

We didn’t just decide to do more surgeries. This partnership teaches our veterinarians state-of-the-art surgical techniques to do sterilizations faster, meaning more animals can be neutered in a day than we could ever do before.

York County has an animal overpopulation problem. And the York County SPCA does not want to solve that problem any longer with euthanasia.

In the spring and summer months, it is not unusual for us to receive 30 kittens a day, in addition to the normal count of dogs and cats entering shelter care. It is impossible to adopt out that many cats into our community -– especially when every other neighboring community has a similar problem.

Our staff is committed to animal care and finding new loving families for them. That’s why we are in this field. We simply refuse to keep euthanizing pets as the solution to this county’s problem. That’s why our new clinic and aggressive spay/neuter are so important.

York County has an animal overpopulation problem. Visit the SPCA and see for yourself.

—- MELISSA SMITH, York County SPCA

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