February 23rd, 2021 is World Spay Day! Since 1995, the fourth Tuesday of February has been recognized as a day to help increase awareness for the need for spay/neuter surgeries of animals in our communities. Sadly, millions of adoptable shelter cats and dogs are euthanized in the U.S. each year simply because there are not enough homes for them. This number is largely due to pet overpopulation caused by unplanned litters of puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering can prevent these unnecessary litters and, as a result, offer more homes to animals already in shelters.
In addition to preventing unwanted puppies and kittens, spaying or neutering your pet can protect against serious health problems. Altering your dog or cat will lessen the risk of uterine infections or breast cancer in females and testicular cancer or enlarged prostate gland in males. Spay/neuter surgery may also reduce behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. The procedure will NOT affect a pet’s intelligence, weight, or ability to learn, play, work, or hunt.
The Humane Society of Ventura County offers low-cost spay and neuter services. In honor of World Spay Day, we ask you to consider making a donation to our shelter so we may continue providing these services to those in need throughout our community. Your contribution will help “spay it forward” and offer low to no cost spay/neuter surgeries to low-income pet owners. Please support us in our mission to combat pet overpopulation and save the lives of countless shelter animals!
To make a donation, please visit our website and select “Spay & Neuter Clinic” under the suggested use of donation drop-down menu. If you are in need of spay/neuter services, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to make an appointment.
Please note that these puppies are no longer available for adoption. To view our available animals, please visit our website.