70,000 Puppies and Kittens Born in the U.S. Every Day
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From Spay USA

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, animals and cruel humans. What can you do to stop the suffering? Spay and neuter your pets!

An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:

1 year: 12 kittens
2 years: 67 kittens
3 years: 376 kittens
4 years: 2,107 kittens
5 years: 11,801 kittens
6 years: 66,088 kittens
7 years: 370,092 kittens
8 years: 2,072,514 kittens
9 years: 11,606,077 kittens

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