World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.
World Spay Day will be celebrating 20 years in 2014. Register your World Spay Day event now and be part of this international, life-saving campaign! Your event, no matter how big or small, can take place on World Spay Day—Tuesday, February 25, 2014—or anytime during the month of February, which is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.
News & Events
November 27, 2013
En consonancia con el espíritu de dar regalos durante esta temporada, se ha lanzado una campaña con la meta de obtener 1.000 correas y collares para perros y gatos, los que serán distribuidos en las comunidades insuficientemente atendidas en el Este de Los Ángeles. La campaña durará hasta el 15 de diciembre.
April 22, 2013
A panel of celebrity judges chose Eddie, a dog from Front Royal, Va. who just loves to play fetch no matter what time of day, or night, to win the Judged prize in the World Spay Day 2013 Pet Pageant. With more than 5,000 votes, Titus, a rescued dog from Islip, N.Y. who loves to give kisses, took the Mister World Spay Day 2013 Popular Pet prize.
March 22, 2013
Maryland Votes for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States applauded the Maryland Senate and House for passing the spay/neuter bill, introduced by Sen. Joanne Benson, D-Prince George’s County, and Del. Barbara Frush, D-Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, to establish a statewide fund to support spay/neuter services through targeted community grants.
March 12, 2013
Indiana residents converged on the state capitol Tuesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
October 16, 2013
The city of Bennettsville, S.C., received a $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States to eliminate gas chamber use at the city’s animal shelter. The funds will be used for training staff members and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment for the euthanasia by injection method.
September 10, 2013
Major puppy mill victory: The USDA is cracking down on unlicensed puppy mills. All large-scale breeders that sell dogs and other warm-blooded pets using the Internet, phone, or mail will be licensed and regularly inspected for basic humane care standards.
August 8, 2013
A bill to increase penalties for extreme animal neglect is now law in New Jersey. "Patrick's Law," was named in honor of Patrick, a young dog who endured severe neglect and was found almost starved to death. Patrick's suffering has become emblematic of the need for New Jersey to treat extreme animal neglect with the seriousness it deserves.
July 1, 2013
Kennel owners and operators who commit acts of animal cruelty could be charged with a felony on a first offense, under a bill known as "Nitro's Law" passed by the Ohio legislature.