Over the next few weeks, animal groups, vets and many other's will do as much as possible to help educate the public on the importance of getting your pets fixed.
We first introduced you to Oliver a few weeks ago, but you might not remember him because then he was sick, abused and healing after being used as bait in a dog fighting ring.
Oliver isn't the only dog, found in the woods or on the side of the road, hurt and abused. This is lucky Lita, and lucky she is.
"When Lita came in she was in really bad shape; dehydrated, and hadn't eaten in weeks. She was just a bag of bones," Dr. Kevin Brumfeld says.
Lita and Oliver are prime examples of a growing problem. Vets and animal activists say the pain both dogs suffered could have been avoided.
"People just really need to get their pets spayed and neutered. IF you want a dog, there are plenty already around, just contact the shelters," says Barbara Law.
Vets say getting your animal spayed or neutered may be one of best things a pet owner can do.
The extended circle animal haven helped save both of these dogs. They are looking for more foster homes and donations for Lita's operation.
For more information, call ECAH at 656-9170.