Spay Day celebrates the importance
of animal birth control and encourages all guardians of companion animals to
have their dogs and cats spayed
or neutered. Each
year, 6 to 8 million stray and abandoned animals wind up in animal shelters
in the U.S.,
and approximately half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of good
The single most important
thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from the suffering and death caused
by overpopulation is to spay or neuter our animal companions. Just one
unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six
years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an
incredible 420,000 kittens!
In honor of Spay Day, we've rounded up some of our favorite
celebrity campaigns promoting animal birth control. Watch this short video
from Glee's Jan Lynch, and then check
out which other stars are spreading the message about spaying and neutering.
Carrie Ann Inaba:
A national organization called SPAY/USA helps
guardians of animal companions who need assistance with the cost of spaying and
neutering. You can contact SPAY/USA
at www.spayusa.org or call
toll-free at 1-800-248-SPAY (7729).
compassionate celebs in making every day Spay Day. You can help animals by
always making sure to spay or neuter your furry friends and by signing PETA's pledge to end animal
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