“They are born into cruelty, they live their entire lives in cruelty, and they die in cruelty… and even though some people turn a
a blind eye to their suffering, many more of us humans will not, and join together to end it…” — Charlie Currin, June 2018
(Source: Pet Statistics | Shelter Intake and Surrender
| ASPCA https://www.aspca.org › animal-homelessness › pet-statistics)
The often-ignored plight of feral cats in our country is disheartening… Scientists and feline experts now estimate between 60 and 160 million feral cats live in the United States, the consequence of little effort to control the population and of the cat’s ability to reproduce quickly. Please note this number is not even included in the Homeless Animals box.
More than 9 billion (9,000,000,000) farm animals were slaughtered in the United States last year… Approximately 25 million (25,000,000) farm animals are slaughtered each day in the United States… Heartbreaking outrageous statistics because of the horrific way most are treated… from birth to death… so we can eat them… It is a hidden secret we humans must change…
For ALL animals born into Puppy and Kitten Mills, Factory Farms, and Animal Experimentation Laboratories.
“They are born into cruelty, they live their entire lives in cruelty, and they die in agonizing cruelty… and while some people turn a blind eye to their horrific suffering… many more of us human beings will not and join together to end their abysmal and horrendous plight of life…” Charlie Currin
(A world study from www.worldanimalnews.org reports “Horrifically, an estimated 70 billion farm animals are slaughtered each year for human consumption globally. This staggering number equates to over 191 million animals per day, almost 8 million per hour or 2,200 animals per second…”)
Despite these outrageous statistics, there is so much good going on in our country with amazing rescue and shelter organizations full of kind, hardworking human beings… and they are all to be commended for their tireless work bringing so much comfort to countless animals…
We must work to get every dog and cat spayed and neutered… We will work and negotiate cost procedures to get this done across the nation. The cost of neutering a dog at the Humane Society or a low-cost clinic can range from $45 to $135, depending on the weight of the animal. The cost of spaying, a more complicated surgery, usually ranges from about $50 to $175.
Stray cats are socialized to people and can be adopted into homes, but feral cats are not socialized to humans and live outdoors.