Overpop Case Study

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Problem Statement
Overpopulation of pets is growing in the US by the numbers each day.
Current Situation
According to the article “Pet Statistics” by the ASPCA estimates there are 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats owned in the United States. It is impossible to determine the number of stray dogs and cats, but the ASPCA estimates there are 70 million cats alone that are strays in the US (“Pet Statistics”). The overpopulation of dogs and cats live either on the streets and die each day, they live in a shelter and try to get adopted, but even then they die. The ASPCA states that nationwide about 7.6 million companion animals enter the shelter and of the 7.6 million approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats (“Pet Statistics”).
The reason for the overpopulation is because there are way too many puppies and kittens being born each year (“Pet Overpopulation”). People are letting their cats and
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The first is making legislation that forces the pet owners to sterilize their pets. The exceptions could be just like Dallas, Texas younger than six months, has a breeder permit that they have to obtain from the state, or they are a service dog and has the paperwork to prove it, but even that could be optional (“Mandatory”). If the state of Michigan has this law then the overpopulation will go down very quickly because of the fines that people will have to pay at least $500 (“Legislation”). The second solution is sterilizing your pet right after you get it rather than from a breeder or from the shelter. Normally shelters will include the price of sterilizations include in the price for the pet. The last solution that will help is probably the easiest to do and that is to make sure that the pets are microchipped or have a collar and tag with all of your contact information. If your pet gets lost it doesn’t go straight to the shelter, it goes straight back to its

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