What is it ?
BAN THE BIG BELLIES is ANGELS
for ANIMALS participating event in the Humane Society of the
United States (HSUS) annual SPAY DAY program.
This year our participation is a 20 day event where we supplement the cost of
1000 cats and 375 dog
spays/neuters for pet owners with proof of financial need.
Owners will only have to pay a nominal fee ($10 for cats,
$25 for dogs, cash or credit only) that covers a
small part of the surgical costs. Other medical
services will be available at regular pricing.
strictly limited to funding received.
Vouchers for surgery go on
sale January 2nd and will be sold on a first-come first-served
basis until funding is depleted.
When is it ?
All spays and neuters will be
scheduled on 20 days from February 1st through the 28th during regular
Do I qualify?
Proof of financial need is
required for this
event. Individuals currently receiving
unemployment, disability, SSI, or
WIC will qualify automatically.
Income qualification will
be based upon income at 200% or below of the 2012 HHS
Poverty Guidelines. See table below.
|Size of family unit
||200 percent of poverty
How do I apply?
Applications will be in
person only at Angels for Animals in Canfield during
the month of January during normal
Please be prepared to show copies of your W2 or other
financial paperwork to prove qualification. If in
doubt about what to bring please call Kate at
Questions about this event?
Kate McDermott RVT
330-549-1111 ext 106
330-549-1111 ext 152
330-549-1111 ext 144
How is it funded ?
This program is being entirely
funded by private donations and fundraisers, such as our pancake breakfasts. We need to raise $51,375 to
complete the total number of surgeries listed above. If
we raise more funding, then we will issue more vouchers.
Sponsors are being sought, and
any person wanting to sponsor an entire section of the
event can have their name or business listed on all promotional
materials for the event, including our website, flyers,
handouts, receipts and any other materials released for the
Spay-o-meter indicates the amount of
SpayDay USA event has received to date.
Did you know ?
Facts and figures about pet overpopulation.
More than 4
million homeless pets - about half the number of animals
entering shelters each year - are euthanized.
Shelters can't save and support the huge number of
accidental litters, strays and family pets brought to
their doors every day.
puppies and kittens could be euthanized in a shelter,
due to limited facilities to house them.
reduce these numbers by spaying or neutering your
(for females) and neutering (for males) are surgeries
done by a veterinarian to stop their reproduction.
In the time
it took you to read this, 4 pets were euthanized.