Animal Advocates has a Free Pet Help Hotline for the public to help people and pets. The Pet Help Hotline provides assistance and solutions to common issues and problems in an effort to keep dogs, cats and their families together.
The Pet Help Hotline addresses many problems and concerns including:
- behavioral problems and training solutions
- moving or relocating questions and solutions to landlord/tenant pet rental agreements
- assistance with helping people temporarily foster stray pets until adoption
- alternatives to de-clawing
- allergy control options
- help with a stray or orphaned dog or cat
- feral cat trap/neuter/return
- information on finding a lost pet
- introducing pets and children
- and many other pet-related issues
We have found that many of our pet help hotline callers are thankful upon realizing that this resource is available to them. If you need any information to help you with your pet(s), please call Animal Advocates Pet Help Hotline at (508) 991-7727.
Why Spay and Neuter?
Spaying and neutering your pet(s) is the most important action you can take to help solve the problem of pet overpopulation.
There are millions of healthy, adoptable animals destroyed in shelters every year because not enough animals have been spayed and neutered and there aren’t enough homes for them all. In the United States alone, 575 healthy dogs and cats are destroyed every hour of every day, 13,800 destroyed every day. And every day there are 2,500 more kittens and puppies born every hour. It costs tax payers over 2 billion annually.
- Spayed and neutered pets live longer, healthier lives.
- Spaying and neutering prevents cancer; it greatly reduces the risks of ovarian, uterine, testicular, prostrate, and breast cancer.
- Spaying and neutering stops urine spraying in dogs and cats.
- Spaying and neutering stops undesirable behaviors such as aggression, fighting, biting.
- Spaying and neutering stops pets from wandering away from home.
- Spaying and neutering generally makes pets better companions and family pets
- Spaying and neutering benefits you, your pet, and your community.
Spaying and neutering saves lives. Effective spay/neuter programs dramatically reduce pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering programs save money. City and town pick up and impounding animals cost money. Fewer dogs and cats entering shelters saves tax money, reducing animal control expenses.
Be part of the solution to pet overpopulation. Your action today will make a difference tomorrow!
The numbers are:
- For every person born, 7 puppies and kittens are born
- One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 in 7 years
- One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years
We can humanely reduce and eventually eliminate overpopulation; when you consider the moral expense of destroying millions of healthy, innocent beings that many of us consider “best friends”, the cost of the spay/neuter surgery fades to insignificance.
Great achievements have been made in recent years. Animal Advocates is working towards the days when there will be no more homeless pets. The solution is spaying and neutering; destroying dogs and cats is not an acceptable solution to the overpopulation problem.