COMMITMENT TO ACTION

Spayathon: High Quality, High Volume Spay Neuter Services and Training

Commitment by The Humane Society Of The United States

In 2018, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their partners committed to expand their Spayathon program in Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane Maria, over a million stray animals roamed the island, presenting a risk of injury and disease transmission, as well as negatively impacting tourism. Post Maria the problem intensified, as the few existing veterinary clinics were damaged and the ratio of people to veterinarians grew to nearly 17,000 to one. The Spayathon program provides animals with free high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to address pet overpopulation and support the local veterinary workforce by providing training and equipment. Through this commitment, HSUS will expand their program to reach new, underserved communities, increase the capacity and accessibility of services, provide additional training and equipment to local veterinarians, and distribute human relief supplies at Spayathon sites. HSUS expects to serve 25,000 animals and their owners across 15 additional communities in Puerto Rico.

 

Summary

Commitment

Spayathon: High Quality, High Volume Spay Neuter Services and Training

Launched

2018

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$4,987,500

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Puerto Rico

Commitment by

The Humane Society Of The United States

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

PetSmart, Inc., GreaterGood, Maddie's Fund, University of Florida College of Medicine, Petco Foundation, Banfield Foundation, Cornell University Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, ViDAS, Emancipet, The Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Colegio de Medicinos Veterinarios, The Sato Project, Helping Paws Across Borders, Coalition for Animal Rescue, PR Dog Fund, Rescue Bank, Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis, Wild at Heart, Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue, Friends of Culebra Animals, Veterinarians for Puerto Rico, ASPCA, Junta Examinadora de Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico, Best Friends, Act 20/22, Humane Society of Puerto Rico