On any given day in the United States, there are an estimated 70 million homeless dogs and cats struggling to survive. They are a result of people’s failure to spay and neuter their animal companions, allowing them to bring more animals into a world that already has more dogs and cats than there are loving homes for them.
The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from the suffering and death caused by overpopulation is to get our animal companions “fixed.”
Every February on the last Tuesday of the month, World Spay Day celebrates the importance of animal birth control and encourages all guardians of dogs and cats to have them spayed or neutered.
In honor of World Spay Day—and all of February, which is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month—we’ve rounded up some of our favorite celebrity campaigns promoting animal birth control. Check out which stars have spoken up to spread this important message:
Jesse & Joy
You Can Help End the Companion Animal Overpopulation Crisis
Sign PETA’s pledge to help end animal homelessness, and never buy an animal from a breeder or a pet shop.
Did you know that most communities have low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics that make it easy for everyone to do the right thing and have their animals sterilized?
Call SpayUSA toll-free at 1-800-248-SPAY (1-800-248-7729) to find a nearby clinic. The organization’s phone counselors are available Monday through Friday to offer assistance.