Ted Brady and his kitten, Pikachu, are traveling across North America by bicycle on a mission:
1. Encouraging people to consider adopting a healthy pet at their local shelter.
2. Personally raising awareness of local, low-cost (or free) spay/neuter programs available nationwide.
Pikachu is a SPCA kitten. He typifies what happens when a cat isn't spayed: the entire litter was dropped off at the shelter. This happens every day. That's between 6-8 million unwanted cats and dogs entering shelters each year!
The good news is that, like Pika, all pets adopted from shelters are healthy, spayed/neutered and already have their shots.
It's really the best place to find a pet that really needs a good home.
Together, Ted and Pikachu hope to raise awareness,and produce a video documentary of this journey.
Approximately 3,500 animal shelters across the United States help the estimated 6-8 million homeless animals who need refuge each year.
These cats, dogs, and other companion animals end up in shelters and rescues through no fault of their own -- their families move and can’t take them, their owner is allergic, they are part of an unwanted litter, and many other number of reasons. These are animals who will make wonderful pets if only given a chance.
A solution is possible. It starts with each of us taking one small step: getting our own pets spayed or neutered.
To help stop pet overpopulation further, consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter.
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