Tuesday, February 22, 2011

National Spay Day 2011!!

Hi, everyone,

Today is the U.S.'s national Spay Day 2011. Organizations all over the world are joining in and they can have their own Spay Day at any time. Sharon recently posted about an upcoming spay/neuter clinic. I'm sending out a challenge to all animal lovers on the list, to donate to spay or neuter one pet or street animal, or to have one vaccinated. Last year over 50,000 animals were spayed or neutered on Spay Day and this is the 17th year of the program.

I've told Sharon many times, that nowhere in Guatemala are the dogs and cats as prosperous as they are in Panajachel and surrounding villages, and it's all thanks to Mayan Families' spay/neuter programs. Even if you're not an animal lover, the benefits of participating are far-reaching for public health and safety ie rabies prevention and keeping poison meant for dogs off the street and also out of the hands and mouths of unsuspecting children.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, please but I believe that $25.00 will spay or netuer a dog or cat and $5.00 will sponsor their vaccinations. Go here to donate: www.mayanfamilies.org/DonateNow If you want to sponsor a dog or cat in memory of a beloved pet, you can do that too.

For more information on Spay Day, go here: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/spay_day/

And if I can put in a plug for this - if you're thinking of adding a pet to your family, please consider adopting from a local shelter or animal rescue group, or even from Mayan Families! Yes, they ship! To paraphrase a Humane Society slogan: "Until there are no more unwanted pets dying in shelters or on the streets - UNTIL THERE ARE NONE, ADOPT ONE!"


1 comment:

  1. A great cause! People often overlook the importance of this topic. Animals contribute to families and homes, however, can be costly also! This is a great solution for many.