Written by Michelle Kretzer
After three decades of treating
patients, Dr. Drew Pinsky knows a thing or two about curing problems. And as one of the most listened-to
physicians in America, he's prescribing the perfect remedy for the animal homelessness crisis: spaying and neutering. Along with his two dogs, Daisy and Lulu, Dr. Drew shot a
new ad for PETA asking everyone to be a part of the cure:
At yesterday's unveiling of the ad
outside the CNN studios in Los Angeles, he told the throng of reporters and fans:
"This is a really important
campaign for me; something easy to get behind. All of us should get behind it.
Eight million homeless pets in this country, four million (only half of them)
ever get adopted. … If we are responsible enough to adopt a pet, we've got to
be responsible enough to get them spayed or neutered."
The Sam Simon Foundation, which provides
dogs and cats in the Los Angeles area with free and low-cost sterilization, distributed
vouchers for free spay and neuter surgeries.
As Dr. Drew put it, "So now there's
no reason not to include this in the healthcare of your animals." Join Dr.
Drew in helping to end the animal homelessness crisis: Always spay and neuter.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.