YAKIMA, Wash.--Several members of the animal rights organization, PETA gathered at 3rd St. and Yakima Ave. Wednesday dressed as life-sized condoms.
They were bringing awareness to the growing issue of animal overpopulation.
PETA reminds pet owners that it's their responsibility to have their dogs and cats spayed and neutered.
"For us, preventing pregnancy is as easy as putting on a condom, but for cats and dogs who need birth control, they can't even open the wrapper," said Maya Lilly, an assistant campaigner for PETA.
6-8 million dogs and cats, PETA says, enter animal shelters in the us every year. Half of those are euthanized due to over population. They say that by spaying just 1 female dog, people can prevent 67,000 births over 6 years. 420,000 births over 7 years when the same is done to female cats.