Lets Celebrate Our 1st Year!
Wow, what a year this has been for Kindness Counts!
Kindness Counts Spay-Neuter Clinic’s staff would like to extend a very heart felt Thank You to the dedicated individuals having worked tirelessly alongside them in making the clinic’s first year a community success.
Sevier County Tennessee has long suffered from the drastic need for affordable animal care, especially when it comes to the animal pet population control. While Kindness Counts is unable to provide all animal care services, it has done a really great job at curbing the feral cat populations and strongly reducing unwanted pet births throughout Sevier County.
A testament to the progress being made by Kindness Counts Spay-Neuter Clinic in their first year is as follows:
Spayed Female Cats 1,192
Spayed Female Dogs 810
Neutered Male Cats 992
Neutered Male Dogs 748
Reading just some of the facts, as provided by The Humane Society of America, you begin to realize the essential importance Kindness Counts plays in the welfare of the County’s animal population.
• The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year; 10.2 surviving kittens of which 4.7 are female
• Percentage of cats euthanized in shelters: 70%
• Percentage of community cats who are spayed/neutered: 2%
• Percentage of new kittens born each year produced by community cats: 80%
• Estimated number of community cats in the U.S.: 30 to 40 million
• Pets living in underserved communities in the U.S.: 23 million
• On average, a dog will have two to three litters within a single year. Considering that the dog bears five to seven puppies per litter, this will transform into fifteen to twenty-one puppies annually
• Percentage of pets living in underserved communities who are not spayed or neutered: 87%
• Percentage of pets living in underserved communities who have never seen a veterinarian: 77%
• Of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes
• Estimated amount spent by humane organizations annually: $2.5 billion (about $8 per capita)
• Percentage of people who believe leaving a community cat outdoors is preferable to having him or her caught and euthanized: 81%