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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:

Learn more
Get help paying to have your pet spayed or neutered
Sponsor a spay/neuter surgery for a pet in need


Modern Family (Planning) for Animals

For HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle, World Spay Day's 20th anniversary is a chance to look back on how far we've come and share the news about an exciting innovation.

Read Wayne's blog

News & Events

  • February 25, 2014

    Hundreds of Events and Thousands of Lives Saved Mark 20th Annual World Spay Day

    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

    Se lanza campaña para coleccionar correas y collares para mascotas en Los Ángeles

    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

    World Spay Day 2013 Pet Pageant Winners Announced

    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.

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    March 22, 2013

    Maryland Votes For Animals and The HSUS Celebrate Landmark Spay/Neuter Program

    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.

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Our Victories

  • February 28, 2014

    Md. Senate Praised for Passage of Compromise Legislation for Maryland Dogs

    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

    House Protects Victims of Domestic Violence and Beloved Family Pets

    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

    Martin County Animal Shelter Removes Gas Chamber

    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

    Bennettsville Receives Grant to End Use of Animal Gas Chamber

    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.

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