Fix Georgia Pets was Launched by a concerned group of Georgians, led by Ginny Millner,Dale Wintlend, and Rubye Reid Fix Georgia Pets Inc., is an Atlanta-based nonprofit new outreach program created to prevent the euthanization of dogs and cats through spaying and neutering programs. We are gaining ground fast and accomplishing our goals by providing the funding necessary to support groups, clinics, shelters and veterinary facilities that do not have the time or the resources to raise enough funds necessary to realistically begin to end what has become an ever increasing crises.
The facts are tough to hear and the statistics concerning the state of pet overpopulation in Georgia are staggering:
- Statewide an estimated 300,000 pets are put to death every year at a cost of $100million to taxpayers.
- 70 percent of shelter animals in metro Atlanta are killed annually.
- Last year an estimated 80,000 pets were put to death in metro Atlanta.
- Certain breeds of dogs are also killed immediately when taken to a shelter.
- One unsprayed female cat can lead to 1,600 more cats in just one year. That number can multiply to an extended family of 420,000 over a lifetime, according to experts. The numbers are are just as alarming with dogs. Many will become abandoned, injured and ultimately destroyed.
- If a pregnant dog or especially cat is taken to most animal control locations she is killed immediately to get rid of her and her babies.
- Your pet’s offspring could be shelter animals – Many people believe that their pet’s puppies or kittens would never become homeless shelter animals. But the reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor’s female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back home pregnant again, the result is a litter of dogs or cats. Even if they are placed into homes, it is still possible for them to end up in shelters once they become “hard to handle,” or for them to reproduce further and for the next generation of puppies or kittens to wind up homeless.
All funds raised for Fix Georgia Pets will stay in Georgia and benefit Georgia pets. All donations go toward low cost and no cost spay and neuter services as well as awareness campaigns about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.
The numbers show that a concentrated awareness to spay and neuter animals have a dramatic and sustainable impact when it comes to reducing overpopulation, particularly in those communities with the highest rate of homeless animals. All funds raised for FixGeorgiaPets will stay in Georgia and benefit Georgia pets. Grants will be provided to those organized spay/neuter clinics and veterinarians in most need, such as Lifeline, FurKids, Homeless Pets, Value Vet, Village Vets, Planned Pethood, and others.
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