Raise Awareness for World Spay in Style

| February 24, 2023

World Spay Day, on February 28th, 2023, is a day committed to promoting awareness and encouraging pet parents to have their female animals spayed — as well as neutering their male pets — to keep the pet population under control. This year, with the release of our new spay and neuter retail line, we’re conveying this important message in style.   

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Pets 

Did you know that a female dog can become pregnant as early as 6 months of age and a female cat as early as 4 months? Each year unwanted litters of puppies and kittens create thousands of homeless pets.  Spaying and neutering pets can help manage the overpopulation pet crisis. 

There are also personal benefits pet parents can gain by spaying or neutering their pets – such as protection against certain illnesses. Intact female cats and dogs have a greater chance of developing pyometra (a potentially fatal uterine infection) and uterine, mammary gland and other cancers of the reproductive system. Neutering male pets eliminates their risk of testicular cancer and minimize the possibility of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia which can affect the ability to defecate. 

Spaying and neutering pets could also help curve their urge to roam. Roaming can expose them to fights with other animals, injuries and infections, trauma from car accidents, and other accidental mishaps. 

Additionally, spaying your pet could help to alleviate in-heat behaviours such as yowling over vocalizing, spraying, and certain types of aggressive behaviour.  

Raise Awareness with Toronto Humane Society’s New Spay and Neuter Advocacy Line

During World Spay day, and every day, help spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet with three different apparel designs from our latest advocacy line 

Spay, Neuter, Adopt, Love Hoodie - $49
Love Machine Hoodie - $49
Don't Be a Dick Hoodie - $49

Book Your Spay and Neuter Surgery

Click here to book your appointment at Toronto Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Services