For Immediate Release:
21 June 2010
Madhuri Deshmukh (0) 98234 19288; [email protected]
Jaipur – Holding a sign that reads, “Be an Angel: Sterilise Your Dogs and Cats”, Miss Jaipur 2008 Shrishti Saxena and two other “angels” – members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India – will urge Jaipur residents to sterilise their animal companions.
Date: Tuesday, 22 June
Time: 12 noon
Place: Amar Jawan Jyoti, Lalkothi, Jaipur
“Cats and dogs depend on all of us to be their angels”, says Saxena. “So we really shouldn’t be bringing more animals into the world when countless cats and dogs are suffering and dying for lack of good homes.”
“So many dogs and cats struggle on the streets or languish in animal shelters every year because there are not enough good homes for them”, says PETA India campaigns coordinator Madhuri Deshmukh. “PETA urges everyone to always sterilise their animal companions and any animals they find on the streets. And if you’re considering adding a dog or cat to your family, never buy from a pet store or breeder – always adopt a homeless animal.”
Sterilisation prevents hundreds of thousands of animals from being born only to suffer and end up abandoned on the streets or left at an animal shelter. Sterilising one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and sterilising one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years. Sterilised animals also live healthier, longer lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.