Spay Day- Every Day!

Our Goal $12,200
Raised $700

*Update! Because of a generous grant from Bissell and that we have completed 138 spays and neuters towards our goal for 2019, we have adjusted the amount needed to reach our target! It only takes about $2000 for us to have 25 pets altered in underserved communities. We call that a spay day. These spay days can have huge impact on the surrounding community and massively reduce shelter intake. The result is lower euthanasia rates. For each $2000 we raise, we will schedule a spay day and post about it here. One spay day can prevent the births of more than 250,000 animals.

With your help, we can fight the pet overpopulation crisis. Each year, thousands of adoptable, loyal, loving companion animals are euthanized due to lack of resources. It doesn't have to be that way. Let's address the problem at its source and help more dogs and cats get spayed and neutered.

Each pet longs for a chance to be loved (many have never experienced it). Each wants to live. What happens when there is no where to put an animal, when the shelter is full, adopters are scarce, and the rescues are bursting at the seems? The staff have no choice but to euthanize. This is not an acceptable solution! It keeps many of us up at night. Let's really think about this and ask ourselves, what choice do they have?

While there are many contributing factors, spay and neuter has proven to be the most effective solution to the problem of pet overpopulation. One cat or dog and their offspring can produce hundreds of thousands of animals in just 6 years. Every year Operation Paws for Homes participates in World Spay Day. In 2018, through our Spay it Forward Program, we raised funds to spay and neuter 50 pets belonging to people who just did not have the resources to get it done themselves. We received 153 requests for assistance in the Richmond alone! We did not have the funds to help them all. These are people who care about their pets and the problem of pet overpopulation. They want to do the right thing but just cannot afford it. We want to help them! Please help us help them!

In 2018, Operation Paws for Homes funded community spays and neuters for a total of 135 pets. We want to fund spays and neuters for 500 pets in 2019. We have some pretty big goals. We need big goals and big action to get big results. Let's get this done!