SPCA International commits over $100,000 to funding spay-neuter programs

March 11, 2021
dvm360 Staff

The mission of this charitable act is to help spread awareness about the benefits of pet sterilization and to prevent the suffering of numerous animals domestically and abroad.

In honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (in February), the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International contributed $106,475 in grants last month to local and international organizations to fund spay-neuter programs for companion animals.

“We’re very proud to support organizations around the world that are doing critically important work to spay and neuter local animals,” says Meredith Ayan, executive director of SPCA International, in an organizational release.

“We also will continue to work together to raise awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering as a humane and uniquely effective method of population control and of saving animal lives. We urge all animal owners to ensure that their animals are spayed, neutered, and vaccinated for the benefit of their communities and their animals.”

Although spaying and neutering pets is considered the most ethical approach to population control, many of the organization’s global partners reside in areas where pet sterilization is uncommon. Despite these hurdles, these partners are champions at educating the public about spaying and neutering in rural spaces and urban cities throughout the world, says SPCA International.

Since many remote places face challenges like unestablished veterinary clinics and access to veterinary care—the SPCA International partners are also creating free and low-cost spay and neuter campaigns to ensure that people have regular access to veterinary care for their beloved pets.

To learn more about SPCA International and its mission, go here.