The puppies and kittens you see at your local animal shelter are the lucky ones, because they are up for adoption. (The unlucky ones never made it that far.) But even those who did make it to the adoption area still may not find homes. That's the sad reality of pet overpopulation.
Spaying female pets and neutering male pets is the most reliable way to prevent the births of companion animals that continue to add the the problem of pet overpopulation. World Spay Day reminds us that this is not a local problem but a global one. And every pet owner can help to do something about it!
Someone must have a special heart to work at an animal shelter. The work is hard, sometimes heart-breaking, but adoptions and reunions make it all worthwhile. So make some time to let a shelter worker know you appreciate all their efforts and their dedication for the pets and people of their community!