Although this blog generally deals with pets, products and more, I came across some interesting information regarding how the pet overpopulation problem grows.
Many animals are forced to spend months in shelters, or are euthanized in the prime of their lives. The chief reason for this is the overpopulation of cats and dogs throughout the country.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates between three and four million cats and dogs are euthanized each year. Part of the problem in addressing overpopulation is that pet owners don't always realize just how quickly things can get out of control.
Consider the following statistic: In just six years, a female dog and her offspring can give birth to 67,000 puppies. That means, unless your dog is already spayed or neutered, it could become the starting parent of a family 67,000 strong by 2012.
HSUS points to legislation and education as an effective means for curing the overpopulation problem.