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Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, says there is an easy way you can turn your passion into action and help save the lives of animals. "Everybody can spay and neuter their animals. It's better for the animals, and it prevents the needless killing of millions of animals," he says. "Why are we churning out millions of dogs for the pet trade when this is happening in shelters all over America in every community? It doesn't make sense."
Even if you think your dog will never run away or get loose, you can never be too prepared. "A lot of people have misconceptions about spaying and neutering their dogs," Oprah says. "The reason why there's so many dogs that have to go through that [euthanasia process] every day is because we—the people who are supposed to be with the thinking brain—are not using our brains to do what is necessary to protect the animals."