Leading the San Joaquin County community 
in promoting the quality of life for animals since 1966!

Why should I have my pet fixed?

Animal shelter's both private and public experience the incredible burden of dealing with the current pet overpopulation crisis in America. Every year millions of animals are euthanized at shelters each year, simply because there are not enough homes. No-Kill shelters such as the Delta Humane Society & S.P.C.A. are hit even harder by this burden as they almost immediately fill their adoption facilities the moment an adoption occurs. Having your pet spayed or neutered will ensure that you are not contributing to this growing crisis.

Pet Overpopulation Facts

Pet overpopulation is a major problem facing the nation, and specifically the San Joaquin County region. According to the Humane Society of America estimates 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters every year. Of those, 3-4 million are euthanized by shelters each year. That number is more than 10 times the population of Stockton, California. Theoretically a female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in a seven year period. In a six year period, a female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs. In an article published in USA Today on June 23rd, 1998, US taxpayers spend an estimated $2 billion each year to house, euthanize and dispose of unwanted animals.
Military Personnel Pet Information

Military personal can find useful information about making arrangement for pets and their care while they are away at the following websites:

HSUS Military Personnel: Making Arrangements for Your Pets
American Humane Association: Fostering Military Pets

Links - Pet Disaster Preparedness

American Red Cross - Pet and Disaster Safety 
American Red Cross - Pet Safety Fact Sheet (PDF)
FEMA - Information for Pet Owners
Ready.gov - Pets Toolkit


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Delta Humane Society & SPCA
4590 S. Highway 99 Frontage Road
Stockton, California 95215


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12:00pm - 5:00pm

Ph: 209-466-0339



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