World Spay Day
February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of World Spay Day, an event which originated with the Doris Day Animal League in 1995 and became a program of the Humane Society of the United States when the two organizations merged in 2006. World Spay day is recognized across the nation and internationally as a day to promote spaying and neutering, and to educate communities regarding the plight of homeless animals.
Since its inception, many other organizations and individuals have joined in to provide financial support, volunteer, and participate in activities to promote World Spay Day. Here in South Florida, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties have united in a tri-county effort to further the mission of World Spay Day both on this day and throughout the year.
For the first time, the town of Jupiter will be issuing a proclamation creating awareness for the day and calling attention to Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch’s efforts in Jupiter. “This is the first time these animal welfare groups across three countries have been able to come together to mark a day like this. We are proud of the leadership from all of these organizations who wanted to shine a spotlight on this day and what a simple act like spaying can do to help our animals” said Pat Deshong the President of Furry Friends. “Additionally, we are grateful that our facility is located in a town like Jupiter where they take this day so seriously.”One mother dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years!One mother cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens in just seven years!Furry Friends will be offering discounted services to sterilize pets for veterans, first responders and the underserved in our community. We are grateful to The Searcy Law Firm for supporting this initiative.