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Left in cages for months at a time...

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Animal shelters across the country are in a crisis, and the situation continues to worsen.  [1]


In Los Angeles, multiple large dogs are being forced into the same kennel, and makeshift cages line the halls to make space for more animals. [2] Some dogs, victims of abuse and neglect who are accused of aggressive behavior, have reportedly been left in their cages for weeks or months at a time. [3]  


According to the LA Times: “During a commission meeting in January 2023, city officials said the shelter staff do not euthanize to make space, but the growing dog population could change that policy.” [2]  


“We’re in a crisis. Over the last eight months to a year it’s gotten worse, and it’s all been going downhill,” says Chloe Esperiquette of the nonprofit rescue group Wags and Walks. [2]

“The public needs to know that there are too many dogs flooding the system,” said a volunteer who chose to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. [2] 


“Although the city may pride itself on its commitment to lifesaving policies, many dogs are languishing in crowded, unsanitary shelters, which can lead to them either being traumatized or becoming ill,” according to the LA Times. [2]  


Many U.S. animal shelters are pushed far past capacity, meaning that healthy, adoptable animals are put to death, or the animals are imprisoned in uncomfortable, stressful situations for indefinite periods of time. It’s clear that the stray overpopulation crisis has gotten out of control, and innovative solutions are urgently needed to prevent suffering. 

Globally, an estimated 600 million stray dogs and 480 million stray cats will continue to reproduce, giving birth to over 1 billion stray puppies and kittens every year. We simply cannot adopt our way out of this crisis, and it’s clear that surgical spay and neuter cannot keep up with the ever-growing numbers. 


Animals will continue to needlessly suffer unless we can address the stray overpopulation crisis right at the source of the problem. 

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Pilot Pup Cupcake was rescued by Team 600. Far too many stray animals will not be as lucky as Cupcake.

That’s why our mission is to end the number one cause of suffering and death for dogs and cats -- overpopulation -- by developing a permanent-lasting birth control cookie that will only need to be eaten one time, and it will in effect spay or neuter -- without surgery.


The good news is that each of us can pitch in and help animals now for only $1 a month!

Thank you for caring about animals!




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