What is the Love me. Fix me. campaign?
We have far too many cats and dogs who are running loose, and most of them are not spayed or neutered. As a result, they are constantly creating litters that end up roaming the streets, thus continuing the cycle.
To make matters worse, this is happening so rapidly that our local shelters cannot keep up with the influx of animals. Approximately 20,000 animals per year are ending up in shelters, and not nearly enough of them are getting adopted. Sadly, this is why so many perfectly healthy animals are being euthanized- there’s just no room for them.
Love me. Fix me. is trying to change this problem by working to dramatically increase spay/neuter rates in Central Indiana. If everyone made the decision to get their pets fixed, we could move one step closer to a future where no animal has to be put down for space or time.
So what are we doing to work toward that goal?
- We are creating increased access to spay/neuter services in underserved areas.
- We are working to educate the public on the benefits of spay/neuter surgeries, as well as where they can access low-cost spay/neuter resources.
- We are doing everything we can to get people to spread the word about how important it is to fix your pets, for your pet’s sake and your community’s sake!
This initiative is one of the first of its kind in Central Indiana. Never before have this many Indianapolis-area organizations come together to tackle dog and cat homelessness, helping animals and communities in the process.