The Spay/Neuter Task Force report has been released
After almost two years of research by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force, the Report to the Legislature is out and available! The Task Force report proposes a voluntary low-cost spay/neuter program to stop the killing of 45,000 cats, kittens, puppies and dogs in Maryland every year.
Task Force research revealed that Maryland puts to death over 45,000 cats and dogs in Maryland shelters at an estimated cost of $8 to 9 million taxpayer dollars every year ($175-200 per animal). The 96,000 pets entering Maryland shelters annually stand barely a 50 percent chance of survival. This is not a statistic to be proud of, and is one the General Assembly needs to change now.