Dear Animal Ally

It’s ironic that February should celebrate both Valentine’s Day at one end of the scale and international spay day at the other.

World spay day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of sterilization and the need for affordable services, particularly in the underprivileged communities. The 24th of February marked the 21st World Spay Day, which falls on the last Tuesday of February. This year 27 veterinary clinics answered our plea to help the squatter camp animals, making 2015 our best year ever. On the 3rd of February the first three dogs were sterilized. We asked that each clinic sterilize three dogs free of charge. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of so many vets who offered weekly sterilizations. Also if any further treatment was needed no vet shied away and helped wherever they could.

Considering 1 female dog and her offspring can produce 67000 puppies in just 6 years and that in seven years one unsterilized female cat and her offspring can produce 370000 kittens, we were able to prevent hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals from being born. This sure makes it clear why preventing unwanted births is the right thing to do and the core focus of animal allies.

A special thank you to Karen who has spent everyday in the squatter camp, collecting and delivering animals. Karen, you have made this campaign the success it is!

If you know of any vets that would like to get involved there is always time and lots of animals waiting to be sterilized. It is our responsibility to take care of the helpless. It’s not just a nice thing to do, it is the right thing to do. Together we can combat the animal overpopulation crisis.

animalallie1

animalallie2

 Happy to be home after our sterilizations