#2. Call or email "Free To Good Home" ads and warn them. **I do this all the time.. some people listen and some people get mad but all you can do is try.
#3. If you know someone who is looking to rehome their pet check out http://www.petrescue.com/library/free-pet.htm At the bottom of the page is a free adoption agreement that you can down load!!
#4. Educate people about breeding, getting their dogs fixed and about adoption vs. buying.
HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates
Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year:6-8 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year:3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year:3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year:Between 600,000 and 750,000—30 percent of dogs and 2-5 percent of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)
Number of animal shelters in the United States:Between 4,000 and 6,000 (HSUS estimate)
Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred:25 percent (HSUS estimate)
Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4-6
Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6-10