World Spay Day, an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, marks its 20th Anniversary today. The day shines a spotlight on spay/neuter as a way to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.
Getting your pet spayed or neutered can reduce the number of homeless pets killed, improve your pet’s health, reduce some undesirable behaviors, and save on the costs of pet care. Maybe you already knew that, but unfortunately many people don’t.
So what can you do to help the cause?
Check out the interactive World Spay Day infographic. Learn about how spay/neuter helps animals and humans. Share the chart with your friends to help spread awareness about the benefits.
Sponsor a spay or neuter surgery for a homeless animal. For as little as $75 you can pay for an in-need animal to receive spay/neuter surgery through the HSUS. Consider raising funds at the office or through your friends and family––with support from others, who knows how many lives you could save.