Become a Spay/Neuter Volunteer: Are You Ready to Save Lives?

The Problem

It’s simple math: There are too many companion animals and not enough good adoptive homes. Many people breed animals intentionally or fail to prevent them from bringing unplanned litters into a world bursting at the seams with unwanted animals.

The Result

On any given day, an estimated 70 million homeless dogs and cats are struggling to survive on the streets, where they face dangers such as traffic, extreme temperatures, contagious diseases, parasites, and predators (including cruel humans).

The Solution

People like you are the solution! Animals need dedicated individuals to become spay/neuter volunteers. Does that sound challenging? We promise you that the reward will be far greater than you can imagine. Once you start making a difference, you won’t be able to stop—and animals will be safer and happier for it. Your next step? Get out there!

Spay/neuter volunteers take a hands-on approach in their communities by informing residents about spaying and neutering and proper animal care, providing “backyard dogs” with hands-on help, transporting animals to the veterinarian for spaying and neutering, watching out for neglect and cruelty, and much more.

If you’re interested in learning more about a local volunteer program and getting active in your community, you can view and download the packet of information below or e-mail us at [email protected].

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Thank you for volunteering to prevent suffering and save lives. Let’s end the homeless-animal crisis together!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind