As responsible pet owners who value our pets, the decision to spay or neuter her/him, is an important one to make. Every year in the United States, an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals are admitted to animal shelters. Only about half of these animals are adopted to families and tragically, the other half are euthanized. In some states, as many as 300,000 homeless animals are euthanized each year. Many of these animals are not the offspring of homeless street animals but are kittens and puppies of family pets and even purebreds.