New Resolution Urges Local Citizens to Spay or Neuter Pets
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation introduced Resolution 2012-229 designating February 28th, 2012 as “Spay Day” within the Town of Southampton. The resolution was sponsored by Councilwoman Bridget Fleming and unanimously adopted by the Town Board on February 14th, 2012.
Resolution 2012-229 encourages the people of the Town of Southampton to observe this day by having their pet spayed or neutered, or by sponsoring the spaying or neutering of another person’s pet or an animal in the shelter awaiting adoption.
Councilwoman Fleming said, “I am so proud to be part of this important effort to reduce the incidence of homeless and euthanized animals, and I am particularly pleased to be working with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and to support the Shelter’s successful efforts at maintaining very high live release rates.”
According to the Humane Society of the United States, nearly 4 million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means one homeless pet is euthanized about every eight seconds. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone’s cat or dog got out just that one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good, permanent homes failed. The result is that homeless animals have to be euthanized. Spaying and neutering saves lives.
More info at the Southampton Animal Shelter’s website.