Aanifeira is very proud to be participating for the second time around in The Humane Society’s World Spay Day 2012. Based on the success of our participation in the 2011 World Spay Day event, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity of joining this admirable cause for 2012.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. They work tirelessly in helping animals through advocating for better laws for animal protection, conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
With the very serious dog and cat overpopulation problem, millions of animals are put down every year and iniciatives such as World Spay Day which goes worldwide in partnering with animal welfare organizations, veterinary professionals, businesses and individuals, is yet another way to draw attention to spay/neuter as the only future for all animals. This problem needs to be addressed and the sooner the better.
What is World Spay Day? World Spay Day is a day to shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, feral cats and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.
Why World Spay Day? Every year, millions of companion animals suffer and die in the United States and around the world. The message of World Spay Day is that by spaying or neutering your pet, by supporting spay/neuter efforts in the United States and abroad, and by informing others of the importance of spay/neuter, you are an important part of the solution!
When is World Spay Day? February 28th, 2012
Who is involved in World Spay Day? World Spay Day is presented by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
Our participation this year is with our event called “Aanifeira – Pound Rescue Spayday” which will cover the period from Feb 1st – 28th. It was in late 2011 that Victor Barros, Aanifeira’s President, went to the local dog pound to sort out a situation there when to his surprise he came across three litters of nine puppies, two of which were still suckling from their mothers. In all cases, mothers and puppies were extremely undernourished.
Not being able to turn his back on this situation and knowing that life could be very difficult living in a pound for such a large numbers of puppies, Victor immediately decided that he would take the 2 mothers and 27 puppies back to Aanifeira to take care of them as they deserved.
On arrival at Aanifeira, the new residents were greeted with open arms by staff and volunteers and each family group was quickly settled into their own kennel and given warm bedding, food and water.
AND SO …… the population at Aanifeira grew in ONLY one day to having an additional 29 dogs! Today, all puppies have been weaned and the two Mother dogs, Shine and Luana are in line for adoption.
Aanifeira’s participation in World Spay Day 2012 will be the commitment in spaying/neutering the pound mothers and puppies (total 29 animals) and from there they will all be put in the “ADOPT RESPONSIBLY” scheme. This scheme screens future adoptees to ensure that animals are given good homes. We’ll keep you posted on happenings!
Below are photos of our three families rescued from the local pound.