Southern Maryland Spay and Neuter, Inc is a non profit organization dedicated to ending the euthanasia of all healthy companions through low cost spay and neuter. We operate the Stop Pet Overpopulation Thrift shop (SPOT). We use the profits made through the sale of donated items to fund low cost spay and neuters. We provide individuals and local humane organizations with grants for low and no cost spay and neuter of companion animals.
Companion animals are domesticated and have been bred by humans for centuries. We are responsible for their well being and have a moral obligation to do what is in their best interest.
Because there are many more cats and dogs than there are homes, the ones that are not given a home are euthanized by local and state agencies. How many? Millions are destroyed every year.
It is necessary to reduce the numbers of companion animals until supply meets demand. Then there will be good homes for each dog and cat and the killing will stop.
Why is spay and neuter important to the community? From a practical standpoint, unwanted animals are expensive. The capture, impoundment and destruction of these animals cost the taxpayers and private humane organizations over a billion dollars each year. Ninety percent of animal welfare funding is spent on the problem, not the cause. Spay and neuter is the only way to reduce the massive numbers of dogs, cats, bunnies and others from being killed every day.
In a nutshell, our social consciences, and wallets are being drained by this problem.