Executive Director of the Saskatoon SPCA says spaying, neutering, vaccinating and making sure your pets see a vet is not the norm for everyone.
And it is causing problems. Patricia Cameron says spaying and neutering can have a positive impact on behavior and ensures you don't contribute to an ever-expanding population of unnecessarily bred animals.
The Saskatoon SPCA says the good news is they've seen a 6 per cent decrease in the number of adult dogs brought in but Patricia Cameron says there has been a population explosion for unplanned, unwanted animals including puppies, less than 8 weeks old, simply being dumped off in parks. She says in Saskatoon there has been a 58 per cent increase in the intake for kittens over 2015; a 38 per cent increase in the intake for puppies; and a 25 per cent increase in adult cats.
Saskatoon Media Group, 92.9 the Bull, has embarked on the 12 strays of Christmas, in partnership with the SPCA. You can see a picture of today's featured animal at 92-9 the Bull's Facebook page.