World Spay Day 2016 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

World Spay Day 2016

Hello everyone! Did you know that today is World Spay Day? 

Launched in 1955, World Spay Day is an annual campaign that encourages people to save animals' lives by spaying and neutering their pets and ferals.   Spaying and neutering saves lives by keeping animals out of shelters – shelters that are often overcrowded and don’t have resources to provide care or find home for all of them.  You know what that means…euthanasia.  According to World Spay, an estimated 2.4 million animals are put down in shelters each year.  That’s one animal every 13 seconds – cats and dogs who are healthy, treatable, sweet, and would make great companions.    

There are many benefits to having your pet spayed/neutered.  Spaying your female pet early in life can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer. Having ferals spayed/neutered through TNR can reduce the number of cats in your local colonies. Life on the streets for a cat can be rough for a cat, and when a feral finds their way into a shelter, if often does not end favorably. 

photo courtesy Doodlecats

People may think that they can’t afford to have their pet spayed/neutered.  But I’m happy to tell you that there are many low cost options available.  Below is a list of websites where you can enter your zip code and find clinics near you that offer low cost (and sometimes free) options: 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
Love That Cat 
Pet Smart Charities 
Fix it Foundation 

Spread the word about spaying and neutering on social media today! Let’s help save lives! 
Lola and Lexy

Would you like to comment?

  1. There are many programs and clinics that offer low-cost or even subsidized spay/neuter services, and that is really a wonderful thing. Hopefully more and more people will get their pets spayed/neutered to help control pet overpopulation.

  2. Happy World Spay Day! Paws up for raising awareness about this!

  3. Hi Lola, we really like that you use your blog to not only entertain but also to educate and inform your readers.

    From Auntie M, Oliver and Calvin.

  4. L & L...even round theeze partz; spay & neuter iz offered for thoze who canna a ford de local shelterz...♥♥♥

  5. That's such an impawtant message ! We shared. Purrs

  6. Great post! Spay/Neuter is so important.

  7. Gweat posty. We's all 'bout da spay and neuterin' of cats and dogs.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi


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