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January 28, 2011

Worth a Thousand Words

The last Tuesday of each February is Spay Day, a worldwide event organized by The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to highlight the importance of saving animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Bringing together hundreds of spay/neuter events, we create a wave of activity and awareness around the globe during the month of February.

Gadget the cat 
Liz Bergstrom/The HSUS

In 2010, our Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest entrants raised more than half a million dollars to support the spay/neuter programs of The HSUS, HSVMA, Humane Society International and nearly 300 local organizations around the globe. Year-round, The HSUS operates progressive initiatives to support spay/neuter efforts and provides these life-saving surgeries at no cost in underserved rural areas through HSVMA’s Field Services.

If you have a great photo of your pet, don’t forget to enter it for free in the in the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, presented by Zazzle, by Friday, Feb. 25. Then, ask your friends and family to vote for your pet — $1 per vote — and help raise funds for spay and neuter programs that help end pet homelessness. 

The pets with the most votes will win prizes, like a trip to the 2012 Genesis Awards or a painting by pet portrait artist Janie Coleman.

And don’t worry, even without votes you can win prizes in the Judged Category, like a shopping spree from our online store Humane Domain or a feature on the homepage of humanesociety.org.

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