Cats are efficient breeders and populations can get out of control quickly! According to the American Humane Society website, about 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That is about one every 11 seconds. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.