E... is for educación
Education is the corner stone of any Humane Population Control program.
Dispel the myths and get down to work!!!
MYTH: It's better to have one litter first.
FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.
MYTH: I want my dog to be protective.
FACT: Spaying or neutering does not affect a dog's natural instinct to protect homeand family. A dog's personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.
MYTH: I'll find good homes for all the puppies and kittens.
FACT: You may find homes for all of your pet's litter. But each home you find means one less home for the dogs and cats in shelters who need good homes. Also, in less than one year's time, each of your pet's offspring may have his or her own litter, adding even more animals to the population. The problem of pet overpopulation is created and perpetuated one litter at a time.
I wonder what happened to the pups birthed on this Havana roof.
An unspayed female cat, her mate and all their offspring, producing 2 litters per year
with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in only 9 years. Source: Spay USA
An unspayed female dog, her mate and all of their puppies, if none are ever neutered or spayed, add up to 67,000 dogs in 6 years. Source: Spay USA
Education is even provided at the campaigns.
At this location informative material is posted.
“Como a cuidar su perros.”
How to care for your dog.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my favourite beverage at this point.
E.... is for Espresso.
For a good cup of Black Gold in in nice setting visit Cafe Escorial located on Plaza Viaja in Havana.