Mutt Scouts is a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs. We do not discriminate based on breed, age, size or geographic location. We take on some of the most dire of cases and work diligently to rehab each of our dogs, regardless of the cost.
Community awareness and education are another vital part of our mission. The pet overpopulation crisis happening all over the world could be prevented with proper spaying and neutering of pets. We have always been aware of the pet overpopulation happening in the US, but when we began rescuing dogs in Mexico, we were blown away by the number of dogs just roaming the streets. Some have owners but roam the streets, where they mate…and mate…and mate…
We are seeking to host a monthly mobile spay/neuter clinic in a very impoverished area of Mexico. We have partnered with a few trusted vets, and for $25 per dog, we can spay/neuter and vaccinate these dogs against the deadly distemper and parvo that is rampant.
We can handle up to 100 dogs in one day if we can raise the funds. $2,500 is our goal, and if we don’t reach it, we will help as many dogs as we have funds for.
Pet overpopulation facts are simple. There are just too many pets and not enough homes. Consider these statistics as to how just one litter can result in hundreds to thousands of unwanted pets:
1 unaltered dog can produce up to 4,372 offspring after 7 years?
1st year 4 offspring with 2 females
2nd year 12 offspring
3rd year 36 offspring
5th year 324 offspring
7th year 4,372 offspring
These dogs will inevitably endure a laundry list of health, behavioral and emotional problems. Suffering from flea infestations and mange (a skin disease caused by parasitic mites) to distemper (a very serious viral disease) or parvo (a highly contagious virus that causes an infectious gastrointestinal illness) these pups don't stand a chance without our intervention.
100 pets spayed or neutered per month can have extremely far-reaching results. Hundreds of thousands of puppies can be prevented from being born into a cruel, lonely existence.
It's good for your pet. Here's why:
1. Spaying/neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by eliminating or reducing the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult and/or expensive to treat.
2. It's better to spay your female pet before she goes into heat for the first time. This reduces the risk of breast cancer and eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer in your dog.
3. Neutered males will not develop testicular cancer and their risk for developing prostate cancer is greatly reduced.
It's also good for the Community!
1. Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
2. Spay/neuter decreases the number of strays, which are often involved in dog bites and attacks, automobile accidents, and more.
3. Spay/neuter decreases the homeless animal population. Shelters are full of homeless animals, and there are not enough homes for all of them.
4. Stray animals can also scare away and kill wildlife and other domestic animals.
Please help us make a true impact on future generations of dogs. Together, we can make a difference!