Today’s thank you is dedicated to San Antonio’s Animal Emergency Hospital (AER). For those who don’t know, AER is a 24 hour emergency and urgent care facility that works with local veterinarians to provide superior emergency care to animals in the area.
Each year, they participate
in SPAYDAY, the first and only international day of action to promote the spaying or neutering of pets. On February 22nd, they spayed and neutered animals at no cost to the owners, and participants were encouraged to make a donation that would be donated to an appropriate rescue organization.
SPAYDAY takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February, with events in honor of the day happening throughout the month of February. During SPAYDAY’s first 15 years, participants spayed or neutered more than 1,457,000 animals!
As AER says…
When you consider that an unspayed cat can give birth to 18 kittens each year and an unspayed dog can give birth to 20 puppies each year, and that the average cost for shelters to handle each homeless animal is $176, it’s clear that SPAYDAY participants have, potentially, prevented millions of surplus births and saved millions of taxpayers’ dollars.
Thanks again to the Animal Emergency Hospital for all they do to help the animal community!!!
“In union there is strength.” ~Aesop