Do you believe the population of dogs has increased in Ahmedabad? Are you ready to take some action? Then PETA’s Animal Birth Control campaign in Ahmedabad needs your attention!
Dressed as giant “condoms” and holding signs that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms. Sterilise Them”, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will hand out animal birth control leaflets in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, in advance of World Population Day (on Friday). PETA’s goal? To help Ahmedabad residents brush up on their ABCs – animal birth control.
“Millions of dogs and cats suffer on the streets every year or languish in animal shelters because there are not enough good homes for them”, says PETA India Campaign Assistant Grishma Myatra. “PETA urges everyone always to get their companion dogs sterilized and to support NGOs that sterilize dogs humanely and then return them to their neighborhood. And if you’re considering adding a dog or cat to your family, never buy – always adopt a homeless animal.”
In Ahmedabad and across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets to join stray dogs and cats who struggle to survive. Many go hungry, are injured, are hit by vehicles or are abused. Countless others are kept in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet shop, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a good home.
The solution is as easy as ABC: animal birth control. Spaying one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and spaying one female cat can prevent 370,000 births in seven years. Sterilised dogs and cats also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite.
Date: Wednesday, 9 July Time: 12 pm sharp
Place: Outside the main entrance of Alpha One Mall, Vastrapur Lake, Ahmedabad