We’re participating in this year’s Coconut Grove Bed Race, a community fundraising event where teams of five race down the streets of Coconut Grove while pushing a bed! Yes, a bed! We thought this would be a great opportunity to connect with our community with fun and laughter and raise awareness on the importance of spaying/neutering. So our theme is Spay/Neuter: Don’t Litter.
If you didn’t know, there is a pet overpopulation problem in Miami Dade County (and lots of other places, for that matter). The stats indicate that we like to breed our dogs and cats. Let’s face it, puppies and kittens are cute. It can be quite extra-ordinary to see a mother caring for her litter. Grooming them and feeding them and often times disciplining them. But did you know that as many as 37,000 cats and dogs are abandoned at our local animal shelter each year? On average 50-75 pets are surrendered on a daily basis. Over half of these pets will not make it and will be euthanized because not enough homes for them exist.
While puppies and kittens are cute, we, the people must take responsibility. We can’t breed then discard like this. We’ve got to start educating and advocating. Spaying and neutering is the only way to get this problem under control. This is the reason we’ve selected the Spay/Neuter: Don’t Litter theme for this year’s bed race.
Our fundraising goal is $1000 to fund a mobile spay/neuter clinic so that we can offer low cost spay/neuter services to members of our community.
I need your help to make this happen. Here’s what you can do:
- click here to make your donation. Every bit helps!
- Share this post on your Facebook wall, tweet about it using #whyspayneuter, send the url in an email to all your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors and urge them to make a donation.
- Come out to the event on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 1pm and cheer our team on as we race while spreading awareness and educating the community on the importance of spaying/neutering.