Reducing unwated pet populations

Jasmine Putmon did her service learning project  at First Coast No More Homeless Pets. The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in our community through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

"The reason the animal clinic helps the environment is numerous reasons. Some class discussions we’ve gone over are Darwinism, cross breeding, overpopulation, health, and animal rights. Darwinism is about the transmutation of species or of evolution. As far as cross breed, when inbreeding certain dogs they can pick up certain traits that will get rid of some health problems that were occurring. The animal clinic provides spade and neutering, which helps keep dogs and cats from becoming too overpopulated. Overpopulation is an upcoming issue in the United States. Finding ways to keep the population from exceeding its limit is very important, and a step that needs to be taken quickly and carefully. It also keeps animals healthy so there aren’t so many diseases going around. Diseases spread quickly and before you know it everyone could be sick which could wipe out a whole community. I believe animal rights is related to environmental science so the rights for abandoned and homeless animals, as well as those with owners, being in good hands and being taken care of is important. When animal rights have been broken and they have been abused or abandoned they may be rescued and sent here. At the animal clinic they are fixed up and put up for adoption where they can get a loving home that they deserve. 

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