In 2020 OPH has already sponsored the spay & neuter of 256 community pets. It only takes $1400 for us to have 30 pets altered in under served 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. 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. In 2019, a total of 319 and in 2020, we have already assisted 256 and are on our way to helping close to 400. We have some pretty big goals and with your help we can get this done!Donate