Humane organizations and animal protection groups raise public awareness of overpopulation through education and outreach campaigns that promote spaying and neutering and encourage people to adopt animals instead of buying them. This effort, according to ida, is crucial because even though there are millions of animals who need loving guardians, less than one in five dogs living in American homes are adopted from shelters.
Whether based on media exposure or direct person-to-person contact, education and outreach programs complement spaying and neutering efforts by getting the community involved in creating solutions and generating public support for overpopulation reduction measures. Over time, these targeted efforts have succeeded in dramatically decreasing the number of animals euthanized in the U.S. Only 30 years ago, about 17 million cats and dogs were killed in the course of a single year—more than four times the amount of homeless animals euthanized by shelters today, states ida.
Visit www.T-TownPAWS.org to learn more about our expanding educational efforts and how you can join T-Town PAWS in working to eliminating euthanasia in Tuscaloosa County.