On Giving Tuesday, people all around the world will be celebrating the spirit of giving. In this spirit, my goal is to give animals all over our state a chance to live a happy and healthy life. But many of you may wonder, how can one person like you or me save the thousands of animals who need our compassion and support?
This is a question I asked myself a lot back in 2005. Hurricane Katrina had devastated the Gulf Coast. People and animals were suffering. The state of Mississippi was euthanizing tens of thousands of cats and dogs each year, and countless more were dying in the streets.
The answer was simple- spay and neuter. I was just one person, but by enabling others to spay and neuter their pets, we have been able to drastically change the landscape of pet overpopulation in our state. A pair of cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years, and a pair of dogs and their puppies can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years. One person really can make a huge difference! Our organization is now 10 years old, and has performed and subsidized over 60,000 spay/neuter surgeries.
Though we have a long way to go, we have made a significant impact in the state of pet overpopulation in Mississippi. Please give today and ensure that all cats and dogs who are born in our state have a chance to live in a home with a loving family, like Maddie, Daxton and their puppies who were rescued by Jackie T. and fixed at our Big Fix Clinic:
This Giving Tuesday, we want to remind you that though you are just one person, but you have the power to make real change in the lives of animals. Please help us provide services to more animals by starting a fundraising team and/or giving a tax-deductible gift. All of us at Mississippi Spay and Neuter wish you and your pets the happiest of holidays.
Purrs and woofs,
Founder and President, Mississippi Spay and Neuter