Unites Thousands of Volunteers and Organizations to
Save Lives and Dollars on Tuesday, Feb. 23
** Special Events Planned Throughout U.S. To Reduce Pet
Sponsored by The Non-Profit Doris Day Animal Foundation
WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Feb. 16,
The fifth annual ``Spay Day USA,'' the national campaign devoted to
tragedy of pet overpopulation, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23,
communities throughout the country.
Over $2 billion is spent annually by local governments
to shelter and ultimately
destroy 8-10 million adoptable pets because of the shortage of homes.
more stray and abandoned companion animals die on our streets, after
from abuse, neglect or abandonment.
For 1999, the Doris Day Animal Foundation hopes to top
last year's impressive
efforts which resulted in over 108,000 surgeries. Veterinarians, humane
animal control agencies and individuals throughout the country have
signed on to
help reduce pet overpopulation through a variety of programs which
discounted spay/neuter services.
More than 250,000 spays and neuters performed in
conjunction with the first four
Spay Day USA events have resulted in the prevention of births of
unwanted pets. One unaltered cat and her offspring can produce 420,000
seven years, and one unaltered dog and her offspring can produce 67,000
in six years.
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