For Immediate Release:
2 May 2019
Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
Volunteers Urge Ludhiana Residents to Fight Dog and Cat Overpopulation by Having Their Animal Companions Sterilised
Ludhiana – Dressed as giant “condoms” and holding signs that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms – Sterilise Them,” two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporters will hand out leaflets in favour of sterilisation in Ludhiana on Friday, ahead of “Be Kind to Animals” Week (6 to 10 May). PETA India’s goal is to help residents brush up on their ABCs: animal birth control.
When: Friday, 3 May, 11 am sharp
Where: Kipps Market, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab
“Every year, millions of dogs and cats suffer on the streets or languish in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “PETA urges everyone to have their animal companions sterilised. And if you’re considering welcoming a dog or a cat into your family, never buy one – adopt a homeless one instead.”
In Ludhiana and across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets, where they struggle to survive. Many of them go hungry, are deliberately injured or killed, are hit by vehicles, or are abused in other ways. Countless others end up in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a dog or a cat from a breeder or a pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a home.
The solution is as easy as ABC. 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 lead longer, healthier lives – and males are less likely to roam, fight, or bite.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.