World Spay Day

Celebrating 20 years

Mark your calendars

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

1.5 million+

pets spayed or neutered since 1995

How Spay/Neuter Helps You and Your Pet

You gain extra years
to spend together

Spay/neuter reduces breeding-related health risks such as reproductive cancer. It can add years to your pet’s life, meaning lots of extra toy tossing, treat sharing, and couch cuddling in your future.

You gain a better, happier companion

Spay/neuter ends females’ heat cycles (no more unwanted male suitors). It reduces roaming and pets’ chances of being hit by cars. Neutering resolves most territorial urine marking issues and means no more humping everything in sight.

How Spay/Neuter prevents a national tragedy

and dogs
enter U.S. Shelters daily
but only half
find lifelong homes
a cat or dog is
put down in
a U.S. shelter

Even if you think you have good homes lined up for your pet’s puppies or kittens, they may still end up at a shelter competing for adoption with other homeless animals. And since most people don’t acquire pets through shelters or rescues, only about half of shelter animals in the U.S. find a family.
The rest are euthanized — 2.7 million healthy and treatable cats and dogs per year.

Did you know?

Do it early.

Your pet can be spayed or neutered at 2 months and 2 pounds.


Spay/neuter is a common procedure.

Your pet should be able to walk out of the vet’s office.

More facts:

  • Females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier
  • Neutering won’t change a pet’s personality
  • Spay/neuter doesn’t lead to weight gain

Together we can help save lives.

Spay/neuter your pet and help us spread the word. Join us on World Spay Day and throughout the year at