World Spay Day, (February 23, 2021) celebrated on the last Tuesday in February, takes place during Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to celebrate, recognize and spread awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering. The Doris Day Animal League, an animal advocacy group from Washington DC, started World Spay Day in 1994 as part of their efforts to reduce the population of dogs and cats that were being euthanized each year. Spaying and neutering weren’t widely available until the 1930s when many cats and dogs started to become household pets. READ MORE