Spay Day USA originated in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) as a way to highlight the importance of sterilizing the stray animal population and was expanded into World Spay Day by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HIS), and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA). This campaign is celebrated annually on the last Tuesday of every February as an international movement to sterilize pets and stray animals – veterinary and animal welfare professionals come together to highlight spay/neuter as the most effective and humane means of decreasing the overpopulation of homeless animals and those who end up being euthanized at local shelters. World Spay Day’s ultimate purpose is to save animals’ lives.
Our goal is to make NamaSpay a movement of change, where yoga studios across the country come together on the same day to spread the message of helping save animals’ lives by promoting sterilization of homeless animals.
Creator and founder Alexis Mitchell is a yogini and animal welfare advocate who believes the union of these communities can create epic change. Her belief is that by treating animals humanely we better understand the value of treating one another with compassion; her purpose is to serve her community in order to help foster this sense of compassion. Through yoga Alexis has felt her connection to all living beings and the earth that supports and guides her in following her path. Through NamaSpay we can come together and create the spark to initiate change.
I do what I do and it can help, you do what you do and it can help, and when we do it together, the possibilities are endless.
To increase awareness about the importance of World Spay Day and its message of spay/neuter as the most effective way to help our homeless animal population.