We love animals at the Humane Society of the Black Hills and, last year, we saw more than four thousand come through our front door. You can imagine that with so many animals, there are plenty of puppies and kittens. We’ll admit it – puppies and kittens are awfully cute and fun to play with, but sometimes, there is just too much of a good thing.
Just one litter of puppies or kittens can make a big difference in overpopulation. In just six years, one female dog and her offspring can be the source of thousands of puppies. In just seven years, one female cat and her kittens can produce many, many thousands of kittens.
Right here in Rapid City, the Humane Society of the Black Hills took in 4,400 animals last year and managed thousands of adoptions. No dog or cat leaves here without being spayed or neutered – in 2022, we fixed 645 dogs and 974 cats. Because reducing the unwanted pet population is so important, no cat or dog leaves her before being spayed or neutered.
At the Humane Society, we’ll continue to fix the dogs and cats that are adopted here to reduce the unwanted pet population and you can help, too. Please, spay or neuter your pet. The benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered are certainly rewarding, not only to you, but to the community. When you fix your pet, you help lessen the probability of having more animals out there that are without a home.