For World Spay Day on February 23, the SPCA of Northern Nevada is joining forces with several organizations in the Northern Nevada area to spread awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering to control the homeless pet population.

This is a national day of education and awareness as part of Spay/Neuter Awareness month. Launched in 1995, this annual campaign aims to shine a light on how spaying and neutering saves lives. We encourage the community to participate by spaying and neutering companion animals and feral cats.

In our region, pet overpopulation is a pressing issue – especially with cats. We encourage you to look into local Trap, Neuter, Release, or TNR, programs.

Why Spay and Neuter?

Spaying and neutering can prevent the development of reproductive health issues down the line. Studies have shown that pets who are fixed are less likely to develop these health problems.

Your pet's behavioral health will improve when spayed or neutered. Issues like spraying in male cats, heat in female cats, and fighting or aggressive behavior in both cats and dogs can be mitigated with spaying or neutering.

Learn more about us and our partner organizations as we share why World Spay Day is important and the spay/neuter services we offer to the community.

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SPCA of Northern Nevada

The SPCA of Northern Nevada is thrilled to help raise awareness on the importance of spaying/neutering this World Spay Day. Altering cats and dogs is critical to mitigate the high national rate of pet euthanasia, prevent unwanted pregnancies, and help pets live longer, healthier lives. In 2020, the SPCA-NN provided 1,383 affordable spay/neuter surgeries to the community and 1,033 spay/neuter surgeries to rescued pets waiting for homes.

We offer an affordable spay-neuter clinic for dogs and cats of income-qualified households in Northern Nevada. Residents are welcome to make an appointment on at 9am on the first Thursday of every month. We promise, it’s HIP to SNYP (Spay/Neuter Your Pet).

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Nevada Humane Society

Nevada Humane Society is proud to join forces with our animal welfare partners to spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. Pet overpopulation (specifically cat overpopulation) is a serious issue in our community and we are here as a resource to help ensure that community members in need have access to health care for their pets and that every pet that comes into care, gets spayed or neutered before being adopted into a happy home.

Spaying and neutering is essential to controlling the pet population in our community, and it helps to improve pet’s health and behavior. We provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance to the public at both our Reno and Carson City Clinics. To schedule an appointment at either of our clinics, please visit our website.

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Washoe County Regional Animal Services

World Spay Day is a wonderful opportunity to share the importance and the benefits of spaying and neutering pets.  World Spay Day helps to highlight all of the important efforts and collaborations that aim to mitigate overpopulation issues within our shelter and also to minimize certain types of cancer and other diseases.

Thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA and a partnership with the SPCA of Northern Nevada, WCRAS has been able to establish an affordable spay/neuter program to help residents of Washoe County keep their pets healthy and happy and reduce the number of animals that come through our shelter doors.  You can visit our website at to see if you qualify for our program.

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Options Veterinary Care is a nonprofit, high-quality clinic serving Northern Nevada. Our mission is to keep pets and families together even when the cost of veterinary care is out of reach.

Spay/neuter is vital to creating and maintaining a healthy pet community so we make these surgeries available at affordable rates, among other services offered. In addition, community cats or feral cats are most effectively and humanely managed through Trap/Neuter/Return. To support these efforts, Options provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for community cats across Northern Nevada every Friday. This program is made possible by donations from the community.

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