The 19th annual World Spay Day presented by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI), takes place February 26, 2013, the last Tuesday of the month. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and events will be held throughout month.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Humane Alliance, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, PetSmart Charities and Petfinder are among the proud partners of World Spay Day 2013. World Spay Day is sponsored by Abaxis, a research and diagnostic laboratory specializing in solutions for animal health.
Spay Day USA, founded in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League, was held on the last Tuesday of February and February was chosen as Spay and Neuter Month. The annual campaign has since grown to include dozens of countries around the world and is now known as World Spay Day. Events by animal welfare groups, veterinary clinics and hospitals include low or no-cost spay/neuter clinics; fundraisers to benefit spay/neuter programs and educational campaigns.
Spay/neuter is an effective, permanent solution of birth control. More than one and a half million animals have been spayed or neutered in conjunction with these events throughout the years. World Spay Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the many benefits of spay and neuter programs which include:
*A spayed female will not go into heat and will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying before the first heat will help prevent fatal infections and breast cancer.
*Neutering prevents testicular cancer if done before six months of age.
*A neutered male is better behaved and won’t run away from home. Neutering helps prevent aggressiveness and marking their territory around the home.
*Spaying or neutering does not cause obesity-lack of exercise and overfeeding are the culprits for over weight pets!
*Spaying and neutering helps stop overpopulation. Every year unplanned litters are abandoned, becoming strays or ending up in shelters facing euthanasia.
World Spay Day 2013 allows pet owners, advocates and everyone who cares about animals to work towards a global goal to end suffering and homelessness. There are many ways to get involved from hosting an event to having your own pet spayed or neutered.
Local events include:
All month the Baltimore Humane Society is offering No Adoption Fee for all Lonely Hearts Club Members (I year or more residents).
B-More Dog Sip and Snip-World Spay Day 2013
February 26, 2013
The Horse You Came In On
1626 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231`
For more information about World Spay Day 2013, or to find local events, please visit: worldspayday.org.