Council Bluffs, Iowa -- SOLAS (Support our Local Animal Shelter) raised funds to be used for discount spays and neuters to be performed by participating vets.
The Spay Neuter Assistance Project has arranged for 13 vets in eight towns to provide low-cost spays/neuters on Feb.
Billboards and signs on buses promote "Spay-Neuter Month," and the Mickle-Bush Foundation has teamed with local vets to offer reduced-rate spays and neuters.
Cary Lieberman, executive director of Greenhill Humane Society, the Eugene-based agency that's the county's largest animal-care group, said CARE will add to ongoing efforts to make low- to no-cost spay and neuter services available and raise awareness about the necessity of the service.
Everyone can get behind the spay and neuter campaign, whether they are an animal lover or hater," she said.
If enough animal lovers come together and give a small amount, they can keep a sustained spay and neuter program going," she said.
This year is special for us because we will reach the milestone 1,000,000th spay/neuter of the Spay Day campaign," says Doris Day, founder of DDAF.
Since the aggressive implementation of local spay and neuter programs in 1973 across America, millions of animals have potentially been saved from euthanasia.
The United States Postal Service is among the many groups joining DDAF this year to promote the campaign theme, "Neuter or Spay - It's a First Class Act.