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Spay/Neuter Community Impact – Over Population is a Killer
During Fiscal Year 2014, Lowndes County impounded 5,531 live animals.
Lowndes County Animal Shelter responsibilities involve housing and caring for all impounded animals, while offering suitable animals for adoption or transferring them to rescue.
Last year, 49.6% of impounded animals were:
50.4% were euthanized.
Of the 50.4% percent euthanized:
In comparison, during Fiscal Year 2000, the Lowndes County Animal Shelter impounded 5,287 dogs and cats. Only 10% left the shelter alive.
While current numbers seem overwhelming, they represent a steady increase in the number of animals that are adopted or rescued.
Want to have a positive impact on the pet population in Lowndes County AND improve the health of your pet? Choose spay/neuter.
Benefits of Spaying (females):
Benefits of Neutering (males):
For more information regarding local low cost spay/neuter programs, contact the Humane Society of Valdosta-Lowndes County, 229-247-3266, or contact your veterinarian.