The cost of spaying or neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for a year.

Each day about 10,000 babies are born in the United States. Each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born. 6 to 8 million dogs and cats die in shelters every year at a cost of $2 billion to U.S. taxpayers.

An estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters each year in the United States. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from disease, starvation or injury before dying.

For every human born, 7 puppies and kittens are born.
One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years. One female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens in 7 years.

In a study of relinquishment of dogs and cats in 12 U.S. animal shelters, 30% of the surrendered animals were purebred.