World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International. Every February, we shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as a way to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.
Every Day Should Be Spay Day!
Don't wait for the last Tuesday in February to celebrate World Spay Day.
When you spay or neuter your pet, you make life better for the both of you, and you make your pet healthier. You also help solve the tragic problem of pet overpopulation. Follow these steps:
News & Events
February 25, 2014
On World Spay Day 2014 more than 600 event organizers around the world hosted hundreds of events and spaying or neutering thousands of animals, raising awareness of how lowering birth rates reduces the number of animals who will face euthanasia in shelters or death on the streets
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.
February 28, 2014
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that will remedy a 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed “pit bulls” to be “inherently dangerous.”
February 11, 2014
The Virginia House passed legislation to strengthen the state’s protections for victims of domestic violence and their beloved family pets. House Bill 972, sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, will authorize courts to grant care and custody of a family pet to petitioners of protective orders and passed unanimously with bipartisan support.
January 31, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States awarded Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina a $10,000 grant in honor of its decision stop euthanizing animals using a gas chamber.
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.