Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

World Spay Day is February 25, 2014

See also

World Spay Day is an international event that has been going on for 20 years. It gives all animal lovers who have a common goal an opportunity to spay or neuter their pets in an effort to end euthanasia, as well as the needless abandonment or rejection of our companions.

The campaign is to save lives and takes place on World Spay Day, Tuesday, February 25. Participants nationally include the Doris Day Animal Foundation, PetFinder, Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, Best Friends Animal Society, House Rabbit Society, Humane Alliance and this only names a few. Local organizations involved are Cat Welfare Association and Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio. Hundreds of veterinary hospitals, clinics, animal welfare organizations, rescues and individuals in the United States and around the world organize World Spay Day events in order to educate people in their communities about the life-saving importance of spaying and neutering pets. Many also are providing spay/neuter services at special prices and to raise critical spay/neuter funds.

Do you know at what age cats and dogs can get pregnant? Cats can get pregnant by four months of age and dogs by five months. And half of all litters are not planned, which of course, ends up with litters being abaondoned, dropped in animal shelters or on Craigslist looking for a home.

Rabbits are also ideal candidates for World Spay Day. Unwanted rabbits are often abandoned in parks, fields, or just dropped on city streets to fend for themselves. Bunnies can easily suffer from starvation or sickness, not to mention they are easy prey to other animals or traffic.

Of course, not every dog will tolerate anesthesia or be a candidate for spay or neuter. Options can be discussed with your vet as consideration must be given on an individual basis.

So, as much as we all love puppies and kitties and even bunnies, getting your dog, cat or rabbit spayed or neutered is a responsible way of reducing the unwanted reproduction of animals, reducing shelter euthanasia rates, as well as decreasing the pet overpopulation problem.

If you would like to continue receiving positive pit bull related articles, including the latest news, tips and advice, please click the Subscribe tab. It's free and anonymous. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing this story with others.

Feel free to comment on this and other articles at the bottom of each page. Story ideas can be shared at Jmo9597@yahoo.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    Camera
    6 Photos