Your donation goes to work today to stop the tragedies…
-We are the only national non-profit devoted to educating the public and elected officials that pet overpopulation is a preventable crisis that takes the lives of millions of animals and costs U.S. taxpayers over two billion dollars in animal control costs annually. Our message is that modern science provides an easy cure. We reach millions of people via local, national and international media coverage and we have a blog on Huffington Post. Your donation keeps our “prevention is compassion” message in the forefront.
-We are the only national non-profit to speak out about the social impact of the lack of affordable spay/neuter services on poor families that are unable to care for the animals around them; spay/neuter prevents neglect from becoming a “default” mode that is passed from one generation to the next. Your donation enables us to continue to reach out to decision makers with vital information on compassionate public policy that truly makes sense.
-Spay/neuter programs must bring high volume services at sustainable costs to low-income communities nationwide. We mentor program start-up in underserved areas including on Native American reservations. Your donation enables us to create easy-to-use templates and to mentor rural organizations on opening spay/neuter programs that are designed to succeed.
– We enlist veterinarians and top researchers in our cause. We’ve partnered with the U.S. government in researching GonaCon®, an affordable sterilent, to develop a humane solution to the massive feral dog population across the globe. (Spay First’s work was the focus of an Associated Press article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/20/dogs-birth-control/2443099/ We are partnered with Pueblo Animal Health Services of Lawton, OK in their work on tribal lands and will work with others in 2014. Your donation enables this vital research and veterinary partnership to continue.
When unwanted litters are born there is no winner. Your support for Spay FIRST! brings a brighter future to dogs and cats worldwide.
Spay First’s Founder, Ruth Steinberger, has been a presenter at many key organizations including the First International Symposium on Dog Population Management sponsored by World Health Organization and she was featured as a local hero in Cesar Milan’s magazine, Cesar’s Way.