World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in shelters or killed on the street. The 24rd annual World Spay Day is February 27, 2018. Spread the message that spaying and neutering saves lives!
February 27, 2018 marks the 24th annual World Spay Day.
Make Every Day Spay Day!
There are many great reasons to spay or neuter pets, so don’t wait until the last Tuesday in February to take action. Visit the resources below and start today!
- As an individual, you can participate by sponsoring a pet’s spay/neuter surgery. Contact your local shelter to make a donation, or sponsor a spay/neuter surgery for a pet in need.
- As the representative of a shelter or rescue, learn how you can participate in World Spay Day »
- As a veterinarian, learn how you can participate in World Spay Day »
- Live outside the U.S.? Learn how you can participate in World Spay Day »
Participation ideas for shelters and rescues
- Promote your spay/neuter programs on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Use hashtag #worldspayday
- Ask your legislator(s) to adopt a resolution proclaiming the last Tuesday in February “World Spay Day” in your town or city, county or parish, or even your state! Download sample resolution language here. Check in with your HSUS state director, who may be able to connect you with your HSUS district leader or HSUS state council member. Perhaps you can work together as a team!
- Host a special spay/neuter event that reaches people who usually lack access to services, such as those living in underserved areas, or that assists community (feral and stray) cat caretakers.
- Raise money for your spay/neuter programs. Raffles, bake sales, “spay-ghetti” dinners, restaurant nights, benefit concerts and shelter open houses are just a few examples of fundraising events that organizers have found to be successful.