World Spay Day, an event to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats, is observed annually on the last Tuesday of February and events run all month long. Presented by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI), their efforts are joined globally by animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, businesses and individuals like you.
Enter the 2012 World Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest in support! It’s an easy, free and fun opportunity to raise awareness and funds for spaying and neutering, to win great prizes, and to celebrate your pets.
Upload a digital photo and share a bit about your bond with a special cat, dog, rabbit, horse or other pet(s).
Prizes include a $5,000 grant to the organization of your choice, a studio session with Amanda Jones, one of the premier pet photographers in the U.S., and more.
The contest runs from February 1, 2012, until 5 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on February 29, 2012. Learn more about entry rules, judges, voting and more prizes at https://photocontest.humanesociety.org.
Why It Matters
The unintentional offspring of cherished family pets contribute to the four million cats and dogs put down in U.S. shelters each year. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them. Learn more about this crisis and how we can become the solution in the HSUS video below.
Please share this information with those who have unaltered pets.
If you believe that your unaltered pet won’t produce puppies, kittens or baby rabbits on your watch, or that their offspring would never become homeless shelter animals, please think again.
In that moment your dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor’s female, or the indoor cat gets outside, the damage is easily done. Resulting litters, even if they are placed into homes, may still end up in shelters due to issues in their new home, or these animals may reproduce and another generation of puppies or kittens that become homeless.
According to HSUS:
Many cats and dogs who die as a result of pet overpopulation could have made wonderful pets. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
Be an important part of the solution by spaying and neutering your pet. Search for low cost spay and neuter in your area. Let your family and friends know that they should do the same. Putting down healthy, loving but homeless animals is a needless tragedy.
Learn more by reading and sharing the following helpful information: