Have you ever sailed Casco Bay on a beautiful summer day in Maine? After a sunny afternoon on blue water, Susan Hall, co-founder of Spay Maine, tells us how she introduced a successful publicly funded, low-cost spay/neuter program to her state. Find out if the program has always enjoyed smooth sailing.
United Spay Alliance (USA), whose purpose is to eliminate pet suffering and homelessness by promoting affordable access to spay/neuter resources in partnership with state referral programs, has hired experienced Washington, DC lawyer Bruce Myers to lead the recently formed nonprofit organization. “It is with great excitement that I join the nationwide coalition of passionate people... Read More
Read the inspiring story of how Sonia Hernandez is making great strides to reduce Maricopa County’s animal homelessness and euthanasia through a collaborative outreach of spay/neuter services, education, adoption and fostering in Arizona. Remember to check the Changemakers page often for the latest stories of leaders and innovations in the USA coalition!
By Guest Blogger: Shelby Parsons, Communications Manager, Mississippi Spay and Neuter Upon moving to Mississippi from Oregon 4 years ago, spay/neuter was my passion. I had a love for animals as a child, and remember practicing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) with my mother for all of the cats that people dumped in the woods around our Northern... Read More
What is more precious than a family of tiny kittens, piling up on their mom for love and nourishment? Cats are among the most dedicated and loving mothers in the animal world. Some of us would even argue they are better parents than many humans are to their offspring! This is the time of year... Read More
Have you read about the major positive impact for animals that Elaine Adair and her Team from Mississippi Spay & Neuter (“The Big Fix”) have in their state? Our latest feature highlights Amber Sitko and All About Animals Rescue (Spay Michigan.) She and her team have worked hard to meet needs and evolve their program... Read More
United Spay Alliance seeks an innovative, passionate, and experienced Director to lead and grow the recently incorporated nonprofit national organization, currently comprised of a coalition of 29 affiliated state spay/neuter programs. USA aims to be the national thought leader of the Spay Neuter movement, and seeks to eliminate euthanasia of companion pets by promoting affordable... Read More
For decades, veterinary students have been taught that 6 months is the minimum age to safely spay or neuter companion animals. This has carried over to public perception, many who believe that kittens as young as 6 months cannot possibly get pregnant. This is biologically incorrect. Six month-old kittens can and do indeed go into... Read More
We are proud to introduce our exciting new series that celebrates and honors the front-line work of dedicated leaders in the United Spay Alliance coalition. These true Changemakers are diverse professionals and volunteers who implement innovative programs that positively impact companion animals and communities. We hope you enjoy seeing, learning and hearing from these leaders as they share — in their own words — their joys and challenges, and how they... Read More
Surgical spay-neuter is the most readily available, permanent and deemed safe sterilization procedure in the U.S. for dogs and cats. Yet, for millions of unwanted animals around the globe – and including some remote areas of the U.S. — spay/neuter surgery is prohibitive due to lack of funding, available clinics and veterinary surgeons. Masses of ever-producing, homeless litters inevitably result... Read More