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So, like, Happy Spay Day!

Written by PETA | February 26, 2008
PETA’s Spay Day Pack

That’s right—today is Spay Day, people. It’s like Christmas for kittens. Passover for puppies. Um, Bastille Day for bunnies? Apparently, we don’t get a day off for Spay Day here at PETA (I asked), but we are encouraged to take a few moments to reflect on the staggering number of unwanted animals that can result when someone won’t spay or neuter their pets. Check it:

One unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce an estimated 420,000 cats in only seven years, and a female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years.

With that in mind, here are my personal favorites among the many videos we’ve produced over the past couple of years to raise awareness about this issue. Let me know which one you think is the most effective. And have a glorious Spay Day.

John McEnroe Raises a Racket

Kitties Get Frisky

Did You Know?

Ron Jeremy Comes Out Against Sex

And just in case you need even more Spay Day inspiration, check out this great story about a Michigan group who are doing their part to end animal overpopulation.

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  • liz says:

    NB neutering too young can be cruel too especially with large breeds of dog. Sex hormones play a role in bone maturation and animals neutered too early are likely to suffer joint disorders as they grow older.

  • George Sterpka says:

    When I was very young my Grandmother’s cat had kittens. They were unwanted. I noticed a bucket with a cover on it and being a curious child I lifted the lid. I saw about three kittens drowning in the bucket full of water. That image has stayed with me. I was about 5 at the time. Grandmother’s can be cruel too but she was from the old school. It’s time we gave people a new education.

  • Morgan says:

    Isn’t spaying and nuetering being cruel to animals?

  • Maya, CVT says:

    This is just my humble opinion but I beleive that by now spaying and neutering should not be optional. We may never get all of the general public on board with this even though pretty much every animal professional agrees it’s vital and safe and indeed keeps the animals in amazing long term health!! Every shelter rescue group anyone who sells or adopts out animals cats dogs rabbits in general should be 100 PERCENT required to have them fixed before they are put out into the world. This is the only way. Even if it’s the law in Rhode Island or California or wherever there are so many ways to hide an unneutered pet. The laws need to change right now.

  • Tamara says:

    Erica I have a similar situation… My uncle has a female dog who is spayed. He also has a male dog who is not neutered. I guess he thinks it’s not necessary since the female is spayed. However Earl the male keeps running out the door every chance he gets. He does come home after a short while. I have told my uncle time and time again that Earl is zipping out the door every chance he gets because he is out making puppies… “Earl doesn’t have time to make puppies” is usually the reply… I don’t think it takes that long. I will keep trying I will never give up. But my uncle is an idiot you know how relatives are…

  • erica says:

    i’m in the moment of education a family member in my house about fixing her pet he’s been getting aggressive each day i need facts about the benifits because i know she wants to breed him and i’ve been trying hard to stop that.

  • Tamara says:

    Awww Craig…what a nice guy. And 7 toes? I’ve heard of 6 but not 7… Not to make light but can someone neuter one of my male parakeets…? All he does all day is well…on one of his fuzzy toys… Unless I put my hand in his cage then it’s open season… I have actually asked my vet. No they can’t. But here’s a fun fact They can give birds even itty bitty parakeets a hysterectomy. Which I guess would be the same as a spay. Evidently it’s fairly common well not common surgery is only performed on excessive egglayers. And supposed to be safe and easy to do. But my little girl bird is not the problem…heh.

  • kelly says:

    If each of us would just educate friends neighbors relatives about spaying and neutering even pick up the tab and make the appointment and take the pet if need be! then the suffering would go down in a huge way. Even one litter is too many.

  • Craig says:

    How ironic I took a stray into the vet this morning to get spayed. She just showed up one day and decided to adopt ‘me’. She’s really cool she’s a polydactyl cat and has 7 toes on each front paw. Here’s to a flawless surgical procedure.

  • Brandon Becker says:

    I like the “Kitties Get Frisky” and “Did you Know?” ads the best.

  • Carla says:

    Happy Spay Day! Don’t forget Neuter too! Anyway they are all GREAT!!