BCHS to Participate in World Spay Day

Each year, The Humane Society of the United States chooses one day to commemorate World Spay Day. This year, Tuesday, February 28th is marked as World Spay Day. World Spay Day is presented by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in partnership with animal welfare organizations, veterinary professionals, businesses, and individuals worldwide to shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as a proven means of saving animals’ lives.

The Bradford County Humane Society will be offering a percentage off of the spay and neuter of a pet that is adopted out on Tuesday, February 28th or Saturday, March 3rd. This percentage will vary and is available from the P.A.L. Grant (Prevent a Litter).

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.

Many people believe that their pet's puppies or kittens would never become homeless shelter animals. But the reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor's female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back home pregnant again, the result is a litter of dogs or cats. Even if they are placed into homes, it is still possible for them to end up in shelters once they become "hard to handle," or for them to reproduce further and for the next generation of puppies or kittens to wind up homeless.

Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.

During the week of February 13th, BCHS will be working with a local veterinary clinic to spay and neuter over 20 cats that are currently available for adoption. The fee for a cat that is already spayed or neutered is only $50.00. “It is so important for pets to be spayed or neutered. With all of the homeless dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in animal shelters across the country and world waiting for a home, it is unnecessary to bring into the world litters of kittens or puppies,” states BCHS Community Coordinator Jennifer L. Spencer.

Please consider your next pet to be a shelter cat or dog. There are so many waiting for their forever homes.