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The Mutt-i-grees® Movement

The Mutt-i-grees® Movement is a movement that rallies millions of animal lovers to help end animal cruelty.  As a unified voice, we can change the world for animals.

Listen to a WCBS-FM Radio Interview about Mutt-i-grees with John Stevenson, President, North Shore Animal League America

Millions of Healthy Animals are Being Destroyed

8–10 million animals enter U.S. shelters annually–we call these vibrant, healthy and unique shelter animals Mutt-i-grees®.

It’s estimated that 4,000,000 of these dogs, puppies, cats and kitten Mutt-i-grees are euthanized annually—that’s almost 11,000 lives ended daily, 450 per hour and more than 7 lives lost each minute at other shelters across the country that destroy animals to control pet overpopulation.

Together, we can reduce this alarming statistic – one pet at a time.

Adopt Don’t Shop
Imagine that while vibrant, healthy and loving animals are available for adoption at thousands of shelters and rescue groups across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting individuals purchase puppies from pet stores—many of which are supplied by the cruel Puppy Mill trade.  Animal Lovers are spending tremendous amounts of money on pet store puppies and in many cases, these puppies suffer from the effects of over-breeding and carry genetic disorders. Learn more about Puppy Mills.

Why Would Anyone Buy a Puppy in a Pet Store Instead of Adopting One?
Unfortunately, many people simply don’t know that you can find any type of dog, cat, puppy or kitten that you could want in a shelter.  Since 8-10 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens enter shelters and rescue groups each year, wonderful, healthy Mutt-i-grees are in a shelter near you.

So when the time comes to obtain a pet, please adopt a pet from a shelter.  When you do you literally save a life and together, we can reduce the 4,000,000+ animals destroyed in the US annually.

It’s up to you to help us let you family and friends know that most of the cute puppies in the pet store window arrived there through a cycle of unbearable cruelty that must stop.  Imagine if people went to a shelter instead of a pet store hundreds of thousands of lives would be saved.

It’s time to let your voice be heard and we’re providing simple tools to make it easier for you to spread the word to stop animal cruelty and to tell everyone you know that adoption is the right choice. Help Stop Animal Cruelty – Sign the pledge

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