Find out how you can participate in the annual “Spay Day USA”

October 29, 2008 No Comments

Spay Day USA takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February and was originally created by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995. The event subsequently became a program of The Humane Society of the United States when the DDAL combined operations with them 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.

Spay Day USA has run now for 14 years and as a direct result of this program close to 1.5 million animals have now been spayed or neutered.

When you consider that each year an unspayed cat can give birth to 18 kittens and an unspayed dog can give birth to 20 puppies it’s clear from these impressive figures that Spay Day USA participants have, potentially, prevented millions of surplus births and saved the shelters which would have likely had to home many of the abandoned animals millions of American taxpayers’ dollars.

The Humane Society is currently looking for people who would like to participate in the 15th annual Spay Day USA which takes place on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. The roles open to people who would like to get involved range from event organisers, volunteers, online fundraisers, spay/neuter sponsors or corporate sponsors.

Please do visit the HSUS’s website where you will find lots of information which will help you decide how best you can assist this truly admirable and worthwhile program.

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