A National Collaborative Focus on Spay/Neuter

The reach and influence that the US Postal Service brings to the table, coupled with their sensitive portrayal of the spay/neuter topic on their social awareness stamps, have provided all of us with a proactive, unifying and unprecedented opportunity to make this the moment in America's history when the nation collaborates to focus on raising awareness of the tragedy of unwanted and homeless animals and of the benefits of spay/neuter as a part of the solution.

The American Partnership for Pets believed that this was not only an opportunity, but also our obligation. And we have collaborated to speak with a united voice on behalf of our nation's unwanted and homeless pets. We hope that YOU will join with us in this effort!


The American Partnership for Pets will work toward a nation of no more unwanted and homeless pets.


The preventable tragedy of unwanted and homeless pets touches every American. It is an American and a community issue.
  • An estimated 6-10 million animals are taken in by shelters each year
  • An estimated 3-5 million animals are euthanized in shelters each year
  • Millions more stray and feral animals wander in our communities
  • Communities spend millions of dollars on animal care and control
  • A huge emotional burden is placed on those who care for these animals on the nation's behalf

Pets are given up or abandoned for a variety of reasons including:

1. Moving
2. Landlord issues
3. Cost of pet maintenance
4. No time for pet
5. Inadequate facilities
6. Too many pets in home
7. Pet illness(es)
8. Personal problems
9. Biting
10. No homes for littermates

1. Too many in house
2. Allergies
3. Moving
4. Cost of pet maintenance
5. Landlord issues
6. No homes for littermates
7. House soiling
8. Personal problems
9. Pet illness(es)
10. Inadequate facilities

Source: National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy

Spaying and Neutering has preventative benefits and is a part of the solution:
  • Benefits you -- health and behavioral benefits
  • Benefits your pet -- health and wellbeing benefits
  • Benefits your community -- fewer unwanted animals born
The American Partnership for Pets strongly encourages spay or neuter as a part of responsible pet ownership -- for health and behavioral reasons, and as a means to prevent accidental breedings resulting in unwanted litters. [Learn more about Spay Neuter and its benefits]


American Partnership for Pets
Setting a standard for collaborative approach to a social issue!

The individual philosophies and positions of our partners do not necessarily reflect those of the American Partnership for Pets. We are proud to live in a nation that provides us the freedom to be different. We are proud that we have set those differences aside to focus upon that which we all agree -- our common love and appreciation for animals, and the importance of spaying and neutering our pets.

Meet the tremendous American Partners


American Partnership for Pets
c/o Prevent a Litter Coalition, Inc.

Suite 105 PMB 143
Herndon, VA 20171
Website: americanpartnershipforpets.org

Please note: Trademarks and copyrights used herein are properties of the United States Postal Service and are used under license to American Partnership for Pets. All Rights Reserved. The American Partnership for Pets name and marks are also trademarked and may not be used without permission.

American Partnership for Pets is coordinated by Prevent a Litter Coalition, Inc.

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