Tuesday, Feb. 26 marks the official World Spay Day 2013 campaign.
Several local clinics are offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, veterinary services, fundraisers and educational efforts as part of World Spay Day and as part of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.
In Allegheny County alone, estimates show that 20,000 homeless animals are euthanized every year, according to Animal Friends. In some states as many as 300,000 homeless animals are euthanized in shelters every year.
Local Spay and Neuter programs:
- Animal Friends offers low-cost surgeries at the 562 Camp Horne Road clinic for pit bulls and cats. Click here for more information.
- Western PA Humane Society has a low-cost and regular cost spay neuter program available at its North Shore and Elizabeth locations. Learn more here.
- Animal Rescue League is an open-door shelter offering spay and neuter services, vaccinations and more. Learn more here.
- The city of Pittsburgh is offering residents a free, limited-time spay and neuter program for dogs and cats.
- Homeless Cat Management Team is a Pittsburgh organization that will helps with trapping and spay/neuter of feral cats. Lost, stray, "dumped," feral cats and cat colonies can be a big problem, even in Sewickley. Learn more here.
Animal Friends is also hosting a Spay-Ghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the shelter. The dinner of pasta, salad, bread and drink is $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes eat-in or takeout options.
All proceeds go toward assisting low-income pet owners spay or neuter their animals. Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Whaley at 412-847-7094.
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