Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spay Day a success for Murray County, GA!

Today, across the nation and across the world, animal welfare groups are celebrating SPAY DAY 2010, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. This past weekend on Saturday the 2oth, Saving Shelter Pets sponsored a spay/neuter clinic in Murray County, Georgia, providing free spay and neuter surgeries to residents in need.

26 cats and dogs were fixed, preventing countless unplanned, unwanted litters from being born and adding to the tragedy of pet overpopulation. The residents of Murray County were so thankful; they kept asking us when we were coming back. Clearly, there is a pressing need for assistance for so many people who want to do the right thing, but just need a little help doing so. Others simply need education about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, not only for the many health benefits, but because it is the ONLY way to stop pet overpopulation.

Murray County Animal Control, one of our Puppy Promises partners, happily reports that through the program, over 300 puppies a year have been kept out of their facility, and the spay/neuter surgeries provided to the mother dog (AND all other pets in the household) are having a big impact on their shelter intake numbers. That's certainly something worth celebrating!

While doing transports and promoting adoption are vital, we know that we must tackle the big picture problem of pet overpopulation as well--that is why sponsoring spay/neuter clinics and spaying and neutering the animals in our Transport Program and Puppy Promises Program is so important to us. By proactively fighting pet overpopulation, we WILL someday become a nation of No More Homeless Pets! That is our ultimate goal in rescue--to put ourselves out of business!

With your continued support, we can continue our active commitment to providing spay/neuter assistance to those in need. Don't forget you can still enter your pet in the 2010 Spay Day USA online photo contest until this Friday, February 26 at 5pm EST and select SSP as your charity of choice to receive the funds from votes your pet accumulates. And, you can vote for your pet, or another pet sponsoring SSP, up until Thursday, March 4th 10pm EST and help us win much-needed funds to continue to provide essential spay/neuter services.

CLICK HERE to vote now!
(so far we have raised $761 for our spay & neuter efforts!)

A HUGE thank you to Dr. F, our volunteers, and all our wonderful supporters for making this Spay Day a success for SSP!

About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit,
501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.

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