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Photos of Suffering

Attention: These photos are graphic, but please don't turn away.

In the U.S., thousands of dogs and cats are still killed every DAY in shelters. And millions of uncaught strays live harsh, short lives outdoors.

This is terrible enough, but in many countries, strays suffer even more. Since our mission is a global one, we feel compelled to show what's happening outside the U.S.

We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.

~Gretchen Wyler

Dog being taken to dumptruck animal cruelty Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs
Dog being crushed in garbage truck Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs
Dog in dumptruck Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs

Live dog being crushed in a garbage truck. 

In over 60 countries, there are few to no laws against cruelty to animals, and strays are killed by extremely inhumane methods, including…

-- beating to death -- poisoning -- shooting -- electrocution -- hanging -- lacing food with crushed glass -- crushing dogs to death in garbage trucks.

Why are these methods used? Because they're very low-cost.

Stray mom with pups being captured.

Our goal is to end the global pet overpopulation crisis and end these acts of cruelty.  How? By developing the Spay and Neuter Cookie, which, when completed, will be capable of spaying and neutering - without surgery.

Pilot Pup Autumn Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs

Your donation not only goes to help end pet overpopulation and prevent the suffering of strays, it also allows us to rescue more pups like Autumn.


Autumn, one of our pilot pups was rescued at 12 weeks old after being abandoned and left to fend for herself. She was found suffering from a severe case of intestinal parasites and was as shy as could be.


Everyone, including her rescuers, fell in love with her at first sight, making her adoption process quick and easy. To this day, Autumn is still a very quiet and calm little lady. More than anything, though, she is super affectionate and loves nothing more than curling up in her favorite humans' laps for hours at a time.

Strays also suffer every day from starvation, untreated injuries and illnesses, and random acts of cruelty.  

Dead dog in the street in the mideast Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs
Dead dog bloody head Alex Pacheco 600 Million Dogs

 Even spayed females are shot and killed.