Spay Day 2008!

February 26th is the 14th Annual SpayDay USA, part of National Prevent a Litter Month and promoted by the Humane Society of the United States and many local shelters and rescues.

Spay Day USA takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February. Created by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, Spay Day USA became a program of The Humane Society of the United States when DDAL combined operations with The HSUS in 2006.

Spay Day USA is America's first and only national day of action to promote the spaying or neutering of pets. During Spay Day USA, veterinarians and their staff, animal welfare professionals, business owners, and citizens join forces nationwide to provide spay/neuter services and to promote spay/neuter as an essential component of good pet health care, as well as an effective and humane means of decreasing the euthanasia of homeless animals in shelters.

During Spay Day USA's first 13 years, participants spayed or neutered an estimated 1,387,000 animals! When you consider that an unspayed cat can give birth to 18 kittens each year and an unspayed dog can give birth to 20 puppies each year, and that the average cost for shelters to handle each homeless animal is $176, it's clear that Spay Day USA participants have, potentially, prevented millions of surplus births and saved millions of taxpayers' dollars.

What can you do help and participate?

Ways to Participate

Resources to Review

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For those of you with medical conditions, be sure and wear your medical bracelet when you're out there helping the pups!