Tomorrow (February 25th) is World Spay Day, which has been observed for 20 years. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is the best way to reduce pet overpopulation, and we all know that is a worthy goal. During the Olympic Games over the last few weeks in Sochi, Russia, the problem of homeless and abandoned dogs took center stage for a couple of days before the competition started. One reason for the abundance of neglected dogs is the lack of spay/neuter programs, and the low priority it takes, not only in Sochi, but in many places around the globe.
It’s estimated that only 24% of shelter animals will find a home and that is a staggeringly small number. There are just too many dogs and cats, and for those unfortunate ones sitting in shelters, the odds are against them. Here in Minnesota we can be thankful for MN SNAP, a spay/neuter assistance program. MN SNAP’s stated mission is as follows:
To help end the suffering and death of homeless animals in Minnesota due to pet overpopulation by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible spay and neuter services to those in need.
If you want to support SNAP, check out their website: www.mnsnap.org