Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spay Day is Tuesday, February 24th!

We want to let you know that Spay Day is coming up this Tuesday and although it's important to spay or neuter your pets any day of the year, to celebrate Spay Day there are many events supporting this cause throughout the United States and the World! As Angel demonstrates, kittens as well as puppies are adorable but by making sure that your pet can't have puppies or kittens, you'll have peace of mind that his or her offspring won't be euthanized in an animal shelter. Even if you do find homes for your pet's puppies or kittens, that means there are fewer homes available to take in other pets from shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.

So here is the information to help you find out more on Spay Day and events in your area:

What is Spay Day?
An annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

Why is there a Spay Day?
Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone's cat or dog got out just that one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good homes failed. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and a proven way to reduce the vast numbers of animals who are born only to die prematurely and without a family who loves them.

Where can I find the events in my area?
Click here for events in the United States.
Click here for events Worldwide.

♥Thank you for helping make the world a better place for animals!♥


Cacai M. said...

Very cute kitty! i like to hug it! hehehe.. great pic and post! It catches my attention though I don't like cat before, now am tempted to get one. hemmm.. again, great post!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Spay Day! and what a cute kitten picture.

Mishkat said...

Yay for Spay Day!!!

Tasha came from an formerly unmanaged feral colony and I know that if we hadn't rescued her (and if she had survived), she would have been having kittens when she was six months old - unimaginable for both me and Tasha. Neutering and spaying is really important - thanks for posting about it.

Anonymous said...

And it breaks my heart to know that we have to loose such angels ...

Everything said here should knock everyone in the head who does not listen to Sharla!

In our city, the Sheriff's department sponsors a program that supplies a certificate for FREE spay or neuter at participating veterinarians, no matter your financial situation! We found out via out vet, hint, hint.

WOOTS! Sharla for keeping us all up to date and informed in so many furbaby areas of life.

HUGS to all you and yours ...


BTW... Special CPSIA show, 8 pm est time TONIGHT at Matt from Etsy has agreed to join this special scheduled program. Please pass the word, and please join us.

Meghann said...

Well Said! It is so easy to do our part - get your pet spayed or neutered. One time, one little surgery. That is all! It also prevents future health problems - breast, uterine, prostate and testicular cancer being the most prevalent.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

One of our SiberNet furiends is losing his bits on Tuesday!

Yes, it would be sooooo much easier if hooomans would get us spayed/neutered!

But since too many of THEM are stooooopid, we suffer...

Hugz&Khysses to the SMART ones!

The Florida Furkids said...

Spay Day is a great way to promote awareness. So many people don't realize what they are doing by not spaying or neutering their pets. Thanks for this post.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

myminimocs said...

wonderful post Sharla and such an important responsibility for all pet owners!!

AM said...

Yay for Spay Day & Thank you for spreading the word! I got myself a blue t-shirt from the Humane Society that has the design on your post on it and I have been wearing it a lot! Here's the link if anyone else is interested

Lux said...

Oh Angel, you were the darlingest kitten! Spay Day is a good thing!

P.S. Yes, the M-word is "move." ;-)

Country Cats said...

Great post; we support spay day!

Jackie said...

Oh my I wish I had known earlier. And I wish I wasn't feeling as poorly as I do.

@ days with a head ache and now a lower back ache that would get an elephant down.

If things change health wise for me by then I will do a post.

But, the good news is that all of our pets are spayed and neutered!!

I'll try my best...okay?

The Army of Four said...

We are all proud to be spayed and neutered! Ha roooo!
Tail wags,