Your donation will help us to save Minnesota's cats and dogs from euthanasia by reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter.
A note from Dr. Kim Culbertson
Spay Day turns 20 years old this year!
Created in 1994 by the Doris Day Animal League, Spay Day seeks to promote spay/neuter as an effective and humane means of decreasing the euthanasia of homeless animals in shelters through prevention. Spay Day is now a program of the Humane Society of the United States, who spreads the message of spay/neuter across the world.
MN SNAP was founded 4 years ago on the same principle-that it is unacceptable for Minnesotans to tolerate the death of 4 million cats and dogs and other companion animals because they are homeless. But decreasing the number of animals that enter shelters is not the only reason we continue to pursue our mission.
A few stories come to mind when I think about our mission. This month we have spayed 3 dogs with fatal pyometra, infection of the uterus. One of these girls was surrendered to a city animal control because she was “dying.” Spaying her saved her life. Another example is the young cat that was presented to me with a dead kitten stuck in her birth canal. The owners waited more than a day before seeking help. Emergency surgery did not save this cat’s life. Then there’s the memory from so many years ago of my shelter manager asking me to choose which dogs should be put down because the shelter was full.
When MN SNAP is asked what we are doing for Spay Day, I recall these day to day experiences that remind me that the war against pet overpopulation, with its accompanying suffering and death of companion animals and stray dogs and cats, is a war we fight every day, not just one day a year.
For us, every day is Spay Day.
With many Thanks,
Dr. Kim Culbertson
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What you do could make the difference between life and death for our animals.
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