Preventing suffering means acting before an unwanted litter is born.   Please join us today!

Our urgent message…

  • The most fundamental step in stopping companion animal suffering is preventing unwanted litters.
  • Addressing overpopulation by building shelters is a costly, outdated approach that leaves millions of unwanted animals out in the cold.
  • This is a global issue: worldwide at least half of dogs and cats born are unplanned and unwanted.  This represents over half a billion animals.  The average life of a female street dog is under three years.
  • When it comes to pets, the experience for the child in poverty is glaringly different from those in wealthy communities. When basic care is out of range, neglect becomes a ‘default mode,’ that is passed from one generation to the next.   Together, we can prevent the quiet catastrophe of unwanted litters.
  • Spay FIRST! brings years of experience to the table.  We lead the way in non-surgical research and mentoring spay/neuter programs designed for underserved communities.

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Spay First! Blog

Science and Compassion Are Needed to Halt Animal Suffering Posted Apr 15, 2015 By Ruth

Check out our latest Huffington Post article on combining compassion and science to halt animal suffering: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-steinberger/science-and-compassion-are-needed_b_6859812.html

SpayFIRST featured in Wall Street Journal Video on Solutions to Dog Overpopulation Posted Nov 28, 2014 By SpayFIRST

A cheap, quick, relatively painless procedure could make a big dent in overpopulation. What’s stopping it? Continue reading >

Preventing Animal Suffering Reaches Many Lives Posted Mar 28, 2014 By SpayFIRST

A community is an extended family, a social ecosystem that includes both our environment and our relationship to all those around us, human and non-human

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SpayFIRST Supports the When to Spay Program of Humane Alliance Posted Jan 08, 2014 By SpayFIRST

SpayFIRST is very excited our partnership with whentospay.org, a brand new project of Humane Alliance (humanealliance.org) that’s designed to bring the science of spay/neuter right

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