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Happy Mother's Day! Help Prevent the Stray Overpopulation Crisis!

Rescued stray dog nursing puppies
Rescued Pilot Pup Candy and her puppies!

I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day! On behalf of everyone here at 600 Million Dogs, I’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the amazing moms out there.

This Mother's Day, we’d like to share the inspiring story of Candy, a rescued stray dog who gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies in a cold storage shed.

Like all good mothers, Candy was fiercely protective of her little ones, and it took time to win her trust.

Fortunately, one of our team members was able to bring Candy and her puppies to safety and provide them with the love, attention, and veterinary care they needed to thrive.

Candy was incredibly lucky. Sadly, every year, hundreds of millions of homeless dogs give birth just like Candy did, struggling desperately to raise their puppies on the streets without enough food, shelter, or veterinary care.

They are constantly exposed to the dangers of traffic accidents, disease, and abuse, and many puppies don't survive.

This is why we’re reaching out to you today. At 600 Million Dogs, we are committed to developing a safe, edible, one-dose, permanent-lasting birth control Cookie for stray dogs and cats. Once complete, this innovative solution could dramatically reduce the stray animal population and prevent the suffering of future generations of stray dogs and cats. With your support, we can make this vision a reality. By making a contribution to our cause this Mother's Day, you can help us bring this life-saving solution to stray mothers, like Candy, who need it most. We believe that every animal deserves a chance at a happy, healthy life. Your donation will fund the research, development and, once completed, the distribution of a groundbreaking technology that will provide hope for countless homeless animals around the world. We hope you’ll join us in making a difference for strays this Mother's Day. Together, we can create a brighter future for the animals we all love.

Rescued stray dog nursing puppy
Pilot Pup Fern and her little one -- another rescue made possible by your support!

The Stray Overpopulation Crisis and its Impact on Mother Dogs and Cats

The stray overpopulation crisis is a global issue that affects hundreds of millions of animals every year. Stray mother dogs and cats are among the most vulnerable animals in this crisis. These animals are often left to fend for themselves and their babies on the streets, facing many dangers that put their health and lives at risk.

Stray mother dogs suffer while trying to provide for their puppies

The Magnitude of the Stray Overpopulation Crisis

The stray overpopulation crisis is a global issue that affects both developed and developing countries. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are around 50 million stray cats and dogs (mostly cats), and about 5.5 million of them enter animal shelters each year. The rest of these animals are left on the streets, where they face many dangers, including food and water scarcity, exposure to extreme weather conditions, and the risk of being hit by cars or attacked by other animals.

The Impact on Stray Mother Dogs

Stray mother dogs are among the most vulnerable animals in the stray overpopulation crisis. These dogs are often left to give birth on the streets, without access to proper medical care or a safe environment for their puppies. As a result, many of these puppies do not survive, and the mother dogs are left to suffer from various health problems, including malnutrition, dehydration, and diseases.

Also, mother dogs are often the victims of cruelty and neglect at puppy mills, where they are used as breeding machines, forced to give birth repeatedly without any regard for their health and wellbeing. In some cases, they are abandoned once they can no longer breed, leaving them to fend for themselves on the streets.

The Impact on Stray Mother Cats

Stray mother cats also suffer immensely due to the overpopulation crisis. These cats are often left to give birth in unsafe environments, such as alleys or abandoned buildings, where their kittens are exposed to numerous risks, including disease and malnutrition. Also, mother cats are often forced to move their kittens frequently in search of food and water, putting them at risk of being separated from their young or even losing them to predators.

Moreover, mother cats are often victims of cruelty and neglect. They are sometimes used as target practice for cruel people who find pleasure in harming defenseless animals. Cats are also often the victims of hoarding, where individuals keep an excessive number of cats in their homes, leading to overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and disease outbreaks.

The Importance of Spaying and Neutering

One of the most effective ways to address the stray overpopulation crisis and its impact on stray mother dogs and cats is through spaying and neutering. Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical removal of reproductive organs in animals, preventing them from having offspring.

Spaying and neutering can have significant benefits, including reducing the number of animals on the streets, improving the health and lifespan of animals, and reducing the incidence of certain types of cancer.

Many organizations offer low-cost spay and neuter services for pets and stray animals. These services can help prevent unwanted litters, reducing the number of animals that end up on the streets, and improving the lives of stray mother dogs and cats.

The 600 Million Dogs Solution!

Though spay or neuter surgery has saved millions of lives, it has its drawbacks: it’s expensive, labor-intensive, and it is major surgery that requires the services of skilled veterinarians. Sometimes veterinarians are not available for this work, and capturing stray animals from the streets is not easy. We feel an ORAL nonsurgical method of birth control would be a better option for free-roaming animals. But so far, there has been very little development of this option.

Our nonprofit science-centered mission is to significantly reduce animal suffering on a global scale by developing a safe, edible, one-dose, permanent-lasting birth control Cookie for stray dogs and cats.

Help mother dogs and cats worldwide by supporting our work!


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