SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Humane Society will give away a total of 80 free spay and neuter appointments to qualifying pet owners in celebration of World Spay Day February 23.
Low income individuals with Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas and cats can arrive at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido, Oceanside or San Diego Campus at 11 a.m. to sign their pets up for a free spay or neuter appointment. The 80 appointments will be scheduled for future dates and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
This promotion encourages the community to strengthen San Diego Humane Society’s work to prevent unplanned litters from entering local shelters, by targeting the animal groups that account for the largest portion of San Diego County’s stray population.
Beyond San Diego Humane Society’s World Spay Day promotion, the organization is also on track to alter 6,000 other community-owned animals this year through its needs-based, targeted spay and neuter program. That totals more than 18,900 spay and neuter surgeries since the inception of this public program in 2012.
“Targeted spay and neuter efforts are the best way we can proactively address the challenge of animal overpopulation in San Diego County,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society. “We want to empower pet parents to make the responsible care choices that will benefit the health of their companion animals and the community at large. While we are proud to participate in World Spay Day, our needs-based services are available to the public all year long.”