Animal welfare isn’t normally on the top of my giving priorities. I’ve always had a pet in the house, and I grew up around livestock, so I know how to respect animals and treat them well.
But not everyone does. I learned a bit about that working with the Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Each year in Alabama, 150,000 dogs and cats are euthanized because no one will adopt them. Many thousands more suffered as strays. Despite the great work of shelters, many of these strays and non-adopted pets went through untold suffering. Back in 2007, some people got together to help stop that. They discovered that spaying or neutering pets was often too expensive for the people around Birmingham. So the veteranarians and business leaders decided to start a low-cost, nonprofit clinic.