World Spay Day Success: Toronto Humane Society Achieves Over 1150 Procedures in 2024

| February 27, 2024

Addressing Pet Overpopulation: Toronto Humane Society’s Ongoing Efforts Highlighted on World Spay Day

TORONTO, ON. – February 27, 2024 – On World Spay Day, Toronto Humane Society proudly marks a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to foster humane pet guardianship and curb pet overpopulation. Today, the organization celebrates completing its 1152nd spay or neuter procedure of the year, achieved in less than two months.

World Spay Day, observed annually on the last Tuesday of February, is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Spaying and neutering are pivotal in managing the pet population and safeguarding animal welfare. By offering accessible spay and neuter services, Toronto Humane Society continues to positively impact countless animals and communities.

Lauralee Dorst, Director of Community Animal Welfare at Toronto Humane Society, explains, “World Spay Day underscores the importance of these procedures in advocating humane pet guardianship and reducing the prevalence of homeless animals. Our 1152nd spay or neuter procedure of the year reflects the unwavering dedication of our staff and the support of our community.”

Toronto Humane Society has been sounding the alarm when it comes to the cost of pet care in the city. The organization explains that costs have reached unprecedented levels, making it increasingly challenging for families to provide their companion animals with the essential services they need. Toronto Humane Society recognizes that addressing this issue is not only about animal welfare but also about supporting families in need. The organization has provided $267,058.81 of below market rate services so far in 2024!

By opening more appointments to people in need of veterinary services, Toronto Humane Society aims to ease the financial burden on pet guardians and ensure that preventive care remains accessible to all. Spaying and neutering services help control the pet population, vaccinations protect against preventable diseases, and microchipping enhances the chances of reuniting lost pets with their families.

Toronto Humane Society remains steadfast in its commitment to providing compassionate care, championing animal welfare, and nurturing lasting bonds between animals and their caretakers. Through endeavors like World Spay Day, the organization heightens awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering in fostering healthier and happier communities for animals and humans.

About Toronto Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society’s mission is to improve the lives of animals. The organization excels in all ways an animal shelter should, with industry-leading shelter care, veterinary services, animal training and behaviour consultations. Toronto Humane Society believes in the importance of the human-animal bond, finds new homes for thousands of animals and helps keep families together.

Toronto Humane Society is more than an animal shelter. They are an educational resource and support system, a leading voice in animal welfare and accessible care. The organization is also a centre of excellence, a space where best practices and boundary-pushing knowledge meet with unyielding optimism and a love for animals to create something special. Toronto Humane Society is like no other. For more information, visit

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