World Spay Day - February
Tue, Feb 27, 2024

World Spay Day

World Spay Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to the sterilization of animals. Various events are held on this day to raise public awareness of this method of preventing the number of stray animals. The holiday is celebrated annually on the last Tuesday of February.


The history of the holiday dates back to 1995. The initiative to establish World Spay Day came from a woman named Doris Day, who was the head of the Animal League organization. Later agreements were signed with HSUS. The celebration was designed to change society’s negative opinion of animal sterilization. This approach is the most humane to them and reduces the number of stray cats and dogs (mostly).

Over time, many countries around the world have joined in celebrating World Spay Day. Modern medical technology allows you to perform the operation to castrate the animals as safely as possible for them. Rehabilitation times are much shorter than they were 10-20 years ago. All you need to do after the surgery is to properly care for your pet and then he will quickly return to his old life.

The Church was at one time an ardent opponent of animal sterilization. However, today the opinion has changed to a more loyal one. This procedure brings quite a lot of benefits to society. Plus, it’s a great alternative to killing animals, which has also been promoted as a way to deal with stray animals.

Interesting facts

  • Having the animals sterilized has a positive effect on their behavior. Pets will no longer worry, bark/meow loudly, etc., be hyperactive, trying to find a mating partner.
  • Scientists have proven that unsterilized animals are about 40% more likely to be aggressive than sterilized animals.
  • Animals are devoid of ego. For this reason, they will not feel inferior after surgery.

How to celebrate

Sterilize your pet on World Spay Day. It will be a good decision, and the benefits will not be long. Before surgery, be sure to consult your veterinarian and undergo the necessary examinations. Tell your family and friends about the benefits of sterilization.

Share information about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users how they feel about sterilization. Did they perform this operation for their pet?

When is World Spay Day celebrated in 2024?

World Spay Day is observed on the last Tuesday in February each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday February 27 2024
Tuesday February 25 2025
Tuesday February 24 2026
Tuesday February 23 2027