According to the Spay Day USA Web site, its estimated that one pair of cats producing two litters a year can have more than 2,000 descendants in four years and more than 2 million by the end of eight. 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.
According to Vicki Stevens, Spay Day USA national coordinator for HSUS, since the 1970s, when educational programs and affordable spay-neuter programs started to become widespread, euthanasia figures have gone down from 22 percent of the companion animal population in 1973 to about 3 percent now.
Spay Day events around the country are providing low-cost opportunities to spay and neuter your pets. Click here to find a Spay Day event in your area.
Here’s a sample of some Spay Day and Spay/Neuter Activities:
Can’t afford it? Click here for a list of low cost and free spay/neuter clinics in the U.S.