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World Spay Day is February 24, 2015
More than 700 events were held around the world throughout February, Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, in honor of the 20th World Spay Day. Take a moment to scroll through event photos below and be inspired by the life-saving efforts from around the world.
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Dutchess County SPCA Spay Day Online Ribbon Cutting
FixNation PSA featuring Jackson Galaxy
The Humane Society of the United States partnered with the ASPCA and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to spay or neuter more than 100 animals during the I Love NYC Pets Month Spay Day 2011 in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Attendees also received free vaccinations and microchips for their pets, as well as Halo Spot's Stew cat and dog food donated by Freekibble.com.
In this economic environment, many people struggle with veterinary care costs. This video lists the minimum services you pet needs and offers ideas for accessing care.
Funds from the Spay Day Pet Photo Contest permitted Humane Society International to help spay and neuter street dogs in Bhutan.
For Spay Day 2011, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon spayed or neutered dozens of feral cats. Video produced by Michael Werner and music by Maya Filipic.
Dr. Karla Bard spaying cats during Beat the Heat. Tampa, FL. (Submitted by Humane Society of Tampa Bay) (photo by Nancy McCall)
A woman from the villages taking care of her dog after surgery Ambato, Ecuador. (Submitted by Proteccion Animal Ecuador Ambato (PAE Ambato)) (photo by Diego Barrera )
Mari Carmen, veterinaria del equipo, al final de la jornada roquetas de mar, Spain. (Submitted by CLINICA VETERINARIA AGAVE) (photo by yasmina dominguez cardona)
Every dog and cat will receive a kerchief with the words "I Don't Litter" on it. Fruitport, MI. (Submitted by West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic) (photo by Anne Munford)
C.A.R.E's President Rosemary chats with a pet owner and then signs up her 2 cats and 1 dog for the clinic. Charlestown, Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Submitted by CARE Nevis Animal Society) (photo by Jane Ebbitt)
64 community cats fixed on World Spay Day, Feb. 25, 2014! Asheville, NC. (Submitted by Humane Alliance) (photo by Humane Alliance)
ACT staff with a spay day patient Stockton, CA. (Submitted by ACT Spay / Neuter Clinic) (photo by E. Kennedie)
Pup is getting his preliminary exam before his big neuter day! Tucson, AZ. (Submitted by The Humane Society of Southern Arizona) (photo by Sara Gromley)
BCHS team prepares raffle prizes to give away during our open house on World Spay Day 2014. Pictured from left to right are: Mary Sparks, front desk; Kim Santilli, lead dog kennel attendant; Norrah Johnston, shelter supervisor; and John Norris, front desk. Aliquippa, PA. (Submitted by Beaver County Humane Society) (photo by Susan Salyards)
Local girl scouts get in on the fun of Spay Days Oxford, MS. (Submitted by Oxford World Spay Day ) (photo by Don Feitel)
TSC in Columbia, KY set up a table at the entrance to the store with handouts for customers. Columbia, KY. (Submitted by Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, Inc.) (photo by Peg Schaeffer)
Gizmo, who was pulled from death row at the pound by Animal Refuge Foundation of Wayne County, was the first dog to receive surgery in ARF's brand new low cost surgery center. The clinic opened for spay/neuter surgery on February 25 in celebration of World Spay Day. Jesup, GA. (Submitted by Animal Refuge Foundation of Wayne Co., Inc) (photo by Virginia Garlen)
Cake for all who attended our event at Kristi's Bakery in Boonsboro Maryland Boonsboro , MD. (Submitted by PurrHaven Spay Neuter Outreach) (photo by Liz Purr)
Una de las dueñas responsable! Acaponeta Nayarit, Mexico. (Submitted by Amigos sin voz A.C.) (photo by adopta un amigo)
All done! Waiting to go home! Miami, FL. (Submitted by Animal Welfare Society of South Florida) (photo by Renee Bleemer)
Hey look they are nice !! you too can get operated, nothing to fear :) visakhapatnam, India. (Submitted by Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals) (photo by Virendra)
Bomi had a hernia repaired to save her life when she was spayed. The vet noticed that Bomi was having difficulty breathing when she was brought in to be spayed. She had a hernia in her diaphram and her intestines were passing through the hole and interfering with her lungs. The hernia was fixed, along with the spay and Bomi is breathing much better College Station, TX. (Submitted by BCS Spay) (photo by Yong Choi)
Promoting The Esther Honey Foundation Clinic's World Spay Day Event at the Punanga Nui Saturday Market. Avarua, Cook Islands. (Submitted by The Esther Honey Foundation, Inc.) (photo by Lynlee Kueh)
Patient in surgery. Santo Tomás Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. (Submitted by VIDA) (photo by Lucía Lemus)
PAWS puppy Quince was adopted by his new family, who picked him up after his neuter surgery! Philadelphia, PA. (Submitted by Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) (photo by Sara Schoenleber, PAWS)
Resultados Jornada de Esterilización Gratuita en San José de Carapita. Continuando el trabajo que realizamos en las comunidades de más abandono, el día 29 de Febrero logramos esterilizar un total de 60 animales de forma gratuita. Gracias al trabajo en equipo con los Grupos de Apoyo, coordinadores, veterinarios, asistentes y voluntarios se lleva la Caracas, Venezuela. (Submitted by Red de Apoyo Canino RAC) (photo by Sol Martinez)
Animals brought in for surgery. Vero Beach, FL. (Submitted by Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County) (photo by Janet Winikoff)
Admitting a feral cat to the mobile clinic Oakland Park, FL. (Submitted by Animal Aid, Inc.) (photo by Brian Sugerman)
This pretty green-eyed girl is waiting with her owner to be spayed at Spay Day! clovis, CA. (Submitted by The Cat House on the Kings) (photo by 360 Image Makers)
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary the SPCA of Texas’ Myron Martin Clinic Staff surprised Angie Estrada and her brother Ernesto Castillo and their dog Popis with cheers, balloons and a complimentary visit as the SPCA of Texas’ ONE MILLIONTH clinic procedure. They were surprised and happy that little Popis received the recognition. Dallas, TX. (Submitted by SPCA of Texas) (photo by The SPCA of Texas)
Fur Kids Foundation board member Sheryl Martin, Fur Kids volutneer Bekah Taylor, Animal Medical Center's Dr. Darren Lynde, and Fur Kids board member Felicia Messimer draw names for the 2014 Spay Day Drawing. Gillette, WY. (Submitted by Fur Kids Foundation) (photo by Fur Kids Foundation / Animal Medical Center of Wyoming)
Maximus gets a new home on Spay Day 2014! Beaumont, TX. (Submitted by Beaumont Animal Services) (photo by Matthew Fortenberry)
Sammy going home after his free neuter surgery with his owner Karina Lanier. Tampa, FL. (Submitted by Humane Society of Tampa Bay) (photo by Darlene Kilgore)
Animal Friends' Humane Officer Robert Fredley speaks to the Pittsburgh City Council during Spay Day 2014. Pittsburgh, PA. (Submitted by Animal Friends Inc.) (photo by Jeff Geissler)
TNR volunteers from Memphis Pets Alive braved the cold and set more than 65 traps to provide 47 feral cats. Eight more were brought in by the public. One cat was not healthy enough for surgery; two were already altered. (HSMSC kept 6 of the more social cats for adoption!) Memphis, TN. (Submitted by Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County) (photo by Katie Pemberton)
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